Literary Style: Definition & Examples


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Jessica's teacher gave her a writing assignment that required her to determine her audience and determine a way to engage that audience, through the use of her word choice, figurative language, and sentence formation. This process is called?

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1. Ricky recently wrote information about an animal in third person. He wrote descriptively and gave readers as much information as he could. He used no abbreviations or slang, and was persistent about using proper grammar. The type of literary style he is using is called what?

2. Donyelle was recently hired by a local newspaper to write about new construction in the area. She addresses the issue by writing a summary about the events that took place. She also uses people's statements as a way to support her facts and deliver her information in a timeline formation. This type of writing is called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What makes your favorite author your favorite? Chances are, you're a fan of their literary style. Some topics related to literary style you'll be assessed on include its definition, as well as several different types of styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of literary style
  • Formal versus informal writing
  • Style using summary, people's statements, and timelines
  • Ways in which writers develop their identity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literary style lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as formal and informal writing
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify types of styles from example scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson entitled Literary Style: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define literary style
  • Identify five common types of literary styles and give an example of each
  • Recognize examples of authors who have clearly-defined writing identities