second-person point of view

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A form of narration in which the reader, viewer, or listener is directly addressed (sometimes explicitly as ‘you’). The second-person point of view is rare in literary fiction and films but it is common in advertisements, television programmes with presenters, practical handbooks and guides, role-playing games, and musical lyrics. See also direct address; compare first-person point of view; third-person point of view.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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