DBQ Essay- Point of View Analysis I. Background of the Author A. B. C. D. E. II. Type of Document A. B. C. D. E. III. Diary Letter Government or Official Report Poetry or Narrative Literature Chart, Graph, or Map Tone of the Document A. B. C. D. IV. Gender Religion Culture Occupation Ethnicity/Nationality Descriptive Persuasive Emotional Technical Intended Audience A. Private B. Public Distribution C. Government Officials Using information from the categories listed above, what is the author’s point of view? To do a point of view analysis, you need to speculate using documentary proof that you speculation has merit. Examples: A Christian knight writing about the Crusades in a diary. An Islamic warrior writing about the Crusades. A religious leader criticizing the actions of the government. A woman declaring that women’s rights is not a good idea.