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First person

When you write in the 1st person, you put yourself inside the writing by describing how you felt and what you were doing.

If you were writing about your first day at a new school, you might put:

"As the door opened to my new classroom I felt sick to my stomach. I walked in and saw thirty children's faces just staring at me. I wanted to run home."

An ill-looking girl arriving in the doorway of a classroom as everyone stares at her.

Writing in the 1st person is different to writing in the 3rd person because you are writing about yourself and not about someone else, like a character that you have made up.

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