What is Style?


Style is the way that something is writing in, over the hidden meaning. Though they are very closely related and tend to be confused sometimes, there are not the one and the same. The style of a writing, whether it is professional or a personal piece, it includes diction and tone. They want to communicate the information to you in a certain way and consistency is vital in that. You can confuse readers if you switch from one style to another in a writing and ultimately, lose them.

Diction is your words you deiced to use in the piece. All words have a denotative and cognitive meaning, whether you want to believe me or not. If you say quirky, a trait, you are meaning to say the textbook definition of it but if you were to say it in a different way, as in odd, it can be received as a connotative words.

As for Tone, it is the word choice, attitude and ton of a piece as a whole. You cannot just look a one page of Harry Potter and assume that just because, *Spoiler alert* Dumbledoor dies in the fifth novel it is has an emotional tone. The tone of a novel can be emotional, logical, intimate, distant, serious, humorous, objective and subjective. There ultimately is not a write or wrong just as long as the tone stays consistent throughout out a piece.131121_CBOX_SC-chart2.jpg.CROP.original-original

One thought on “What is Style?

  1. clarencetwilson April 26, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Personally, I think tone is one of the most important aspects of a book. While things such as diction and language and voice or point of view all have a bit of leeway, in my own personal opinion, tone is the one thing that can really make or break a book for me. I personally love murder mysteries and just about any other book with a dark tone, there have been a few times were I would pick up a book that was a murder mystery and the tone wouldn’t be right, it’s be too light and the author had tried to use humor that didn’t fit and those were the books that I wouldn’t be able to get through. Same goes for movies, my favorite movie of all time, Fight Club, is a very dark movie, both contextually and visually, both of which had a huge impact on the overall impact of the movie. Had it been filmed in bright light, it would have taken away from the dark undertones of the story.


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