Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. Narrative time: the scraping child training placement of the story’s time-frame in the past, the present, or the future.
Narrative point of view or narrative perspective describes the position of the narrator, that is, the character of the storyteller, in relation to the story being told. It can be thought of as a camera mounted on the narrator’s shoulder that can also look back inside the narrator’s mind. With the first-person point of view, a story is revealed through a narrator who is also explicitly a character within his or her own story. In the second-person point of view, the narrator refers to at least one character directly as “you”, suggesting that the audience is a character within the story. In some cases, a narrator uses the second person to refer to her- or himself, thus providing an alienated, emotional, or ironic distance, as is commonly the situation in the short fiction of Lorrie Moore and Junot Diaz. You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning. But here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, although the details are fuzzy.
Choose Your Own Adventure” and “Fighting Fantasy” series of books that were popular in the 1980s. Traditionally, third-person narration is the most commonly used narrative mode in literature. It does not require that the narrator’s existence be explained or developed as a particular character, as with a first-person narrator. Instead, a third-person narrator is often simply some disembodied “commentary” or “voice”, rather than a fully developed character.