Ok, so normally you either use italics to:
- emphasize a particular word (ex. Mr. Scott wanted me to go up and present!?)
- write a word in a foreign language (ex. "Buongiorno!" he said joyfully.)
- when isolating the use of a single letter (ex. I often type w when I meant to type e)
- 'free-standing' titles of books, movies, etc. (ex. Yesterday I did a book report on Magick)
CAUTION: Italics may be over-used. In a single paragraph, no more than a sentence or several words be italicized, never the whole paragraph.
Some authors choose only to use italics for the previous reasons, but others continue to go further.
Let's take a look at using italics in the different perspectives:
- First-person POV: only use italics for the above reasons.
- Second-person POV: only use italics for the above reasons.
- Third-person POV: italics can be used to quote a thought from a particular character. In this case, thoughts must be in the first-person (ex. Maria loved how she looked in her new dress. Wow, this dress really makes my figure look slim, and my legs look so much longer!)
I hope this information helped all of you, as I know doing the research helped me!
Here and here were where I found all my information about italics, I also used a bit of my own knowledge :D
Hope this helps!