first person

When you talk about yourself, you almost certainly speak in the first person. And if you're telling a first person story, you'll use pronouns like "I" and "me."

If you're going to write your novel entirely in the first person, you'll present things as seen through your characters' eyes. You might write lines like "We walked down the spooky path, clutching each other's hands" or "I felt terrible about what I'd said to my sister." Those first-person pronouns are a great clue as to who's narrating a story.

Definitions of first person
  1. noun
    pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
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    a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party
  2. noun
    narration from the point of view of the speaker or narrator, using the pronouns ‘I’ or ‘we’
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    point of view
    the perspective from which a story is told
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