Puritan Literature had a distinct style which was very plain. The types of literature the Puritans wrote of were mostly instructional. They refrained from writing in an elaborate style because they thought it to be sinful. For example, in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Edwards writes,"God stands ready to pity you; this is a day of mercy; you may cry now with some encouragement of obtaining mercy."(110)
The Cavalier style of writing was different from the Puritan style of literature in the way that the writing was not plain but in fact elaborate and detailed. The Cavaliers wrote for entertainment. They also wrote fiction and drama. For example, in The History of the Dividing Line Byrd writes, "Happy was he, and still happier she, that could get themselves transported, fondly expecting their coarsest utensils in that happy place would be of massy silver."
The Neoclassicism style of literature was analytical and had reasoning to it.
The Neoclassicism style of writing was written for logic, explanation, and learning purposes.