This posting defines the literary term used when the writer switches charactrers every chapter and has around five different characters and always speaks in first person.
Some authors like to employ stream of consciousness. Faulkner and other writers use it to describe an individual's point of view by giving the written version of a character's thought processes. It is an attempt to get inside the character's brain. Again, a first person viewpoint is present. Since an ordinary person's mind jumps from one event to another, stream-of-consciousness tries to capture this process. This writing is largely related to modernist pieces.
I've attached more information about it from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_of_consciousness:
This data is from the above website:
"Stream-of-consciousness writing is usually regarded as a special form of interior monologue and is characterized by associative (and at times dissocialize) leaps in syntax and punctuation that can make the prose difficult to follow, tracing as they do a character's fragmentary thoughts and sensory feelings. Stream of consciousness and interior monologue must be clearly distinguished from dramatic monologue, where the speaker is addressing an audience or a third person, and is used chiefly in poetry or drama. In stream of consciousness, the speaker's thought processes are more often depicted as overheard (or addressed to oneself) and is primarily a fictional device."
Here is an overall guide for identification of point of view:
"Most novels are narrated either in the ...
Characterization style is emphasized.