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third person voice

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Definition grammatical technique of telling a story using the pronouns "he/she" (singular) or "they" (plural)
  • It is a third-person essay.
  • This progress you will see easily in that old English ballad TURPIN HERO which begins in the first person and ends in the third person.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He would train relentlessly, speak of himself in the third person, load up on carbohydrates.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • "It's never a good sign when someone starts referring to himself in the third person.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • He talks again rapidly, his tone plausible, vague, fanatic, speaking of himself again in the third person.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • One notable feature that is easy for nonlinguists to grasp is the use of "s" on the third person singular of verbs.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • "This habit of talking about me in the third person when I'm right here is getting really old," Iona decided.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • This talking about yourself in the third person is sort of therapeutic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Simply "The Lieutenant," spoken to and of in the third person.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • As a plebe, you refer to yourself in the third person: "This plebe would like to go to the bathroom."
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • First person singular, I do not care; second person singular, thou dost not care; third person singular, she does not care,' returned Tom.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • These were swingers, of course, dressed assertively, in the third person, and they leaned back in sequence when the boy poured water.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Grace has begun talking about me in the third person, like one grown-up to another, when Cordelia is there.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • "Marilyn Monroe is a soldier," she later tells her therapist, speaking in the third person.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • We will, however, leave this Buddy Glass in the third person from here on in.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • You're starting to talk about yourself in the third person.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • For a month he referred to himself in the third person as Mr. Fruit.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • He telleth it always in the third person, making believe he is too modest to glorify himself—maledictions light upon him, misfortune be his dole!
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • He was a fanatic on formality, and he only addressed me in the third person—to the point where it got tiresome.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • This is his story, not mine, so the few times I show up, I'll refer to myself in the third person—from Mack's point of view.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

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