First person

First person, second and third person . . . also called “point of view” . . . what’s it mean?  Here’s a brief definition.

If you write in the first person, you will be using the word “I” a fair bit.  Writing in the first person is writing something from your viewpoint, probably concentrating on what happened to YOU and all your thoughts.

If you write in the third person, you write as an observer of events, a recorder of other people’s actions and spoken words, and you don’t include yourself in the article.

If you write in the (less used) second person, you use the word “you” a fair bit, asking the reader to see him/herself in a situation: “So, you’re sitting there, and he says something to you, and you say to him . . . ”

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