Love Life Rob Lowe Analysis

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Importance of Writing Rob Lowe wrote his book, Love Life, to inform and entertain the reader. He talks about the struggles he had faced: drugs, alcohol, sex, and how he overcame them with the help of his wife and children. Lowe uses rhetorical devices, such as diction, imagery and syntax, in Love Life, to show the shifts in tone from the fallout of drug abuse to letting go of his oldest son to go to college. Diction helps shape the thoughts and perception of the reader. The author's word choice shows the shift from seriousness, sadness, and happiness. In the chapter, “A Boy,” Lowe discusses about how he is letting go of his oldest son as he goes off to college. The chapter reveals how hard it was for Lowe and talks about the good times he…show more content…
The book says, “I followed that performance with JFK in Killing Kennedy, which broke ratings records and earned me a Screen Actors Guild best actor nomination, and along with my work that year on Parks and Rec, I am happily able to say that I am an actor working at both edges of my range, in comedy and drama, as leading a man and as a character actor. To do that is every actor’s dream. Or should be”(37). The short sentence is used to emphasize what actor’s dreams should be and what Rob Lowe was able to do, which was break rating records. He uses the long sentences because he is piling details on details of his accomplishments. Another quote from the book says, “(Although I thought I noticed one of them doing a less-than-perfect job of covering his professional jealousy. And I shows that actor’s performance in the scene.)”(77). Rob Lowe uses the parentheses to help give the reader a little more insight about the scene. He uses parentheses throughout the book so that the reader doesn’t get lost in the book. This helps the reader understand a bit more about what is happening or helps the reader know a little more about the person Rob Lowe talks about at the given time. The use of syntax helps with tone because if he uses short sentences, Rob Lowe wants to be serious so he uses the short, one word sentences. Syntax is just another part of the puzzle…show more content…
And Roy London was right. Using our little secret, I received some of the best reviews of my career. And most importantly, I learned yet another technique to stow in my professional tool bag. And all actors have their tricks. Since the Greeks grabbed the masks of comedy and tragedy, any thespian worth a lick has been figuring out ways to shine, to stand out and sometimes sandbag fellow performers. Our little weapons can be used for good or ill, to make a character more authentic or to throw someone else’s under the
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