Second person point of view means that the main character is referred to not as “I” or “she” but rather as “you”. It often uses the imperative form, which is like a set of instructions or commands. “Wait for your brother and your mother to leave the apartment,” states the narrator in Junot Diaz’s piece. The second person is a tricky narrative form. The “you” is both the reader and the character. It can be very compelling and relatable, or extremely off-putting and awkward. But a well written “you”, being both specific and general, creates a very intimate and interesting perspective. Using the second person point of view, write a narrative piece. Pick a theme that draws on your personal experience or that you feel strongly about.


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