What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples


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The goal of this type of _____ writing is to explain an idea or concept while incorporating details for support.

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1. The 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is an example of which of the following writing styles?


Identify the following writing style used in this poem by Emily Dickinson titled 'Summer Shower'':

'A drop fell on the apple tree,

Another on the roof,

And made the gables laugh,

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

And signed the fete away.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many ways to convey your thoughts through writing, and this quiz/worksheet combo overview four main types of writing styles. You will be tested on identifying each writing style and understanding their key characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Persuasive writing
  • Expository writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Descriptive writing

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 lesson on types of writing styles
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast narrative and descriptive writing styles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when to use the four different types of writing styles

Additional Learning

To learn more about types of writing styles, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the four main writing styles
  • Differentiate between the main features of the four main writing styles
  • Understand examples of when it's best to use different writing styles