“Style” is a comprehensive feature of language and overall evaluation and it plays a core role in Chinese Rhetoric. However, the idea of “Style” is not considered clear and systematic yet due to lack of precise explanation of its definition and origination of its types. Thus, this thesis has an attempt to define “Style” and find the types of it in order to pursue clarity. First, the analysis of scholar’s studies clarifies the idea of “Style”. Accordingly, the definition of “Style” is set as the combination of expressive features caused by various usages of language. Based on this definition, 5 features of “Style” have been brought out as differentiation, comprehensiveness, evaluation, relativity, complexity.
This thesis sets the definition by solving the problems with the idea of “Style”, which sheds lights on clarification of the nature and concept. To find the definition of “Style”, analyzing the published studies and dividing the type elements into two categories. The one is “linguistic ones” with vocabulary, meaning, syntax, and rhetoric and the other is “non-linguistic ones” with nature and attitude of the speaker. As the result of it, 12 types of “Style” have been brought out, which are 'concise-complicated', 'lucid-connote', 'strict-unconstrained', 'simple-ornate', 'unrestrained-euphemistic', 'solemn-humorous'.