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Let's say we have a poem that has a first-person point of view and then goes like:

I have eaten the cookies

Now, when I write about this poem and want to describe the action in the poem, would it be okay to write the following?

The narrator has eaten some cookies

If not, what is the proper way to write about the narrated action?

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You can refer to the "narrator" or "the speaker" or (sometimes) "the poet" as having said the quoted material.

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or maybe 'author'? –  Mitch Apr 4 '11 at 18:47
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