Ortiz’s usage of the second person in the given passage suggests that it helps to create an informal tone that makes the interview feel like a free exchange of ideas.
Answer: Option D
Simon J. Ortiz is an American poet belonging to the Acoma Pueblo Tribe of native America. Since the tribe is almost extinct Ortiz wants to preserve its rich oral heritage of story-telling.
In the given excerpt from “Interview with Simon Ortiz” the speaker uses the second person to make an informal tone. In this interview, Ortiz wants to make the interview feel like a free casual discussion where the ideas can flow fluently without any obstacle or difficulty. He wants to establish a casual and a friendly environment and therefore uses the second person.