Style is defined as a certain of doing something, or normally refers to a specific kind of dressing or mode of dressing. An instance of style could be the way in which you dress yourself. An instance of style could be the way an individual expresses themselves by what they are wearing on their bodies. Style can also be thought of as the way in which people do things, like how an individual walks or moves around.
There are many different styles and kinds of dressing. The diction of style depends on the culture in which it comes from. A dictionary will often list several styles in order of the extent to which they are applied in a country or region. Some styles may be accepted at one time but considered unacceptable or unimportant in another region or country. The same applies to the dictionaries that show different trends in style. These can often be compared to the dictionaries that provide definitions of terms.
In our daily lives, style can be seen at work in the ways that people dress, the words that are used in casual conversation and the mode of worship in a country church. It has often been noted that dictionaries tend to list a number of common words and phrases with very standard meanings but with a few variations in tone or usage. This can be seen in most of the dictionaries that provide definitions of terms. For example, one dictionary lists dog without the word dog’s. Another dictionary lists man without the word male.
Rhetorical style is one of the more important subtypes of style and refers to the manner in which an author or speaker uses literary language to express his meaning. The reader may interpret this differently depending on the purpose of the reading and the target audience. Rhetorical styles can be called classic, conservative, or democratic.
The fourth common style is descriptive. It describes the way in which a writer presents his topic or idea in terms of different ways of presenting the same idea. A good example would be that a writer may emphasize the human aspect of his topic by using very descriptive language such as “a little girl crying over her dead brother.” In contrast, the tone of the text may suggest that the subject matter of the essay is something that only humans experience such as, “A mother’s sadness at the death of her firstborn.”
The last common style that we will discuss is registers. This term is used to refer to a certain type of register that allows for special emphasis, distinction, grouping or organization. Register can be considered the most superficial and most stylistic of all four sub-styles. For example, registers might include meter, voice, rhythm, structure and pitch. The most common registers are the narrative, structural, affective, and reflective registers.