It is intimate without being intense--unless the 'voice' of the author is authoritarian or controlling instead of instructive. The small cinder-block building is near the heart of Angola, Louisiana's maximum-security state penitentiary.
Alone there, Brooks placed his saddle on the wooden rack in the middle of the room, leapt onto it, and imagined himself riding in the inmate rodeo coming up in October.' "No sign yet of the author—a strictly third-person presentation.
The second person should be avoided, and the first person should only be used when using personal examples that help support claims made in the essay.
In addition to enhancing credibility, another reason to write primarily in the third person is because frequent changes in point of view can create confusion for the reader.
"The main choice, of course, is between the third and first person, between a disembodied voice and ' I' (in nonfiction synonymous with the author).
For some, the choice is made before sitting down to write.First-person is considered intense, subjective, and emotionally hot.It is the natural choice for a memoir, autobiography, and most personal-experience essays. For instance, when used for an 'as told to' personal-experience essay, third-person is subjective and warm.Some writers feel obliged to use the third person, by tradition the voice of objectivity, the disinterested mode of address appropriate for the newspaper or for history.Other writers, by contrast, seem to adopt the first person as a reflex, even if they are not writing autobiographically.There are three different points of view that can be used in writing: first person, second person, and third person.In academic writing, the third person point of view is usually clearer and allows a writer to come across as more credible.Statements like “I believe” or “I think” tend to weaken writing and are better when written in the third person.(example: ) Second person involves the use of the pronoun “you” to refer to the reader.The function of the Introduction is to serve as a 'map' of the essay, outlining to your reader the main argument and points which you develop in your essay.Most introductions begin with an orientation in the form of a brief general statement that leads the reader into the topic showing how the specific topic relates to bigger issues or to the discipline field.