In a recent work I wrote, the body of it is, as in most of what I write, in the third person. However, my title is in first person, using the word “we.”

Is this is an acceptable thing to do? Does the title have any bearing on the body in any way?

  • It's probably what you meant to say, but "we" is first person plural (not third). Dec 7, 2021 at 11:47
  • the original post said the title was in the third person, but it's been corrected in the edit (see edit history - click where it says "edited [time] ago"). Plurality wasn't the point at all. Dec 8, 2021 at 10:03

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No. There are no such requirements for consistency there.

For instance We the Living and All the Light We Cannot See are in the third person.

  • True. Or, going the other way (first person narrator, third person title), "Gulliver's Travels". Dec 7, 2021 at 11:49

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