Identify the narrative point of view of the poem.
Poem: “Invitation” by Shel Silverstein
Poem: “Oranges” by Gary Soto
Poem: “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
Poem: “The Bean Eaters” by Gwendolyn Brooks
Poem: “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes
Poem: “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
Poem: “The Life of Lincoln West” by Gwendolyn Brooks
Read “The Life of Lincoln West” by Gwendolyn Brooks.
What is the narrative point of view?
All of the following support the answer above EXCEPT?
“Ugliest little boy that everyone ever saw.” (stanza 1)
“Even to his mother it was apparent—“ (stanza 2)
“His father could not bear the sight of him.” (stanza 3)
“All the way home he was happy.” (stanza 4)
“’Don’t touch me!’ cried the little fairy-like being in the playground.” (stanza 10)
Explain why the protagonist shifts his perspective at the end of the poem. Make sure to use details from the text to support your answer.
speaker, narrative point of view, first person, second person, third person, limited, omniscient perspective