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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The grammatical category of forms that designate a speaker or writer referring to himself or herself. Examples of forms in the first person include English pronouns such as I and we and verb forms such as Spanish hablo "I speak.”
  • n. A discourse or literary style in which the narrator recounts his or her own experiences or impressions using such forms: a novel written in the first person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Forms of pronouns or verbs used for the speaker or writer of the sentence in which they occur.
  • n. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the first person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the narrator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur

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