When a book review asks for an aspect of the authors style/voice what exactly is it asking for.?

Im doing a book report packet and it ask for authors style or voice. could it be like the type of language he uses. like shakespearean flare or a mexican flare or does it have to be something about how he forms sentences. before i’ve put the use of imagery or specific vocabulary. could those also qualify as authors style or voice?

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  1. here are a few definitions of "style" that i found:
    style:the mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking by selecting and arranging words, considered with respect to clearness, effectiveness, euphony, or the like, that is characteristic of a group, period, person, personality, etc.: to write in the style of Faulkner; a familiar style; a pompous, pedantic style.

    style:hose components or features of a literary composition that have to do with the form of expression rather than the content of the thought expressed: His writing is all style and no substance.

    here are a few definitions of voice:
    voice:expression in spoken or written words, or by other means: to give voice to one’s disapproval by a letter.

    a.a set of categories for which the verb is inflected in some languages, as Latin, and which is typically used to indicate the relation of the verbal action to the subject as performer, undergoer, or beneficiary of its action.
    b.a set of syntactic devices in some languages, as English, that is similar to this set in function.
    c.any of the categories of these sets: the English passive voice; the Greek middle voice.


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