When is second person point of view used?

Second person point of view is often used for giving directions, offering advice, or providing an explanation. This perspective allows the writer to make a connection with his or her audience by focusing on the reader. Second person personal pronouns include you, your, and yours.

When is first person point of view used?

First person point of view is often used in personal narrative—when the writer is telling a story or relating an experience. This perspective is writer’s point of view, and the writer becomes the focal point. First person personal pronouns include I, we, me, us, my, mine, our, and ours.

Why is it important to avoid unnecessary shifts in point of view?

Point of view expresses the perspective from which a piece is written. Generally, the writer should establish a point of view (first, second, or third person) in the opening sentences and maintain that point of view consistently throughout his or her work.