Definition of first person in English:

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first person



1.1 (the first person) A type of narrative in which the protagonist relates their story using the first person, i.e. using the pronoun ‘I’.
Example sentences
  • The protagonist, who tells the story as a first-person account, is the hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake.
  • He wanted to do a first-person narrative describing a real human story and he wanted to fuse stories within the work.
  • In a chatty, first-person narrative, the down-to-earth Nan describes going into service while still a child herself.

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