Through word choice, diction, imagery and irony, she keeps the readers attention. Cope, starts her poem with a modest request, “Can someone make my simple wish come true? ” As ‘simple as this wish may be, the reader is left to identify a number of things. Is their multiple speakers or just one deranged person, who is entangled in a web of problems? The vocabulary itself isn’t so unusual, however, the requirements of the “seeker” is. It’s contradictory for a straight man to seek a ‘gay vegetarian’ or a ‘bisexual woman. That leaves the reader to believe the ads are from a cross section of errors who live or desire a person from “North London” and has no desire to seek somebody from outside this area to make their “simple wish” to come true. The author is repetitive with this notion and the repetition leads the reader to consider the speakers to be in a state of desperation. The writer use these as examples, to show the depth of loneliness and how far the “seekers” will go to find love reverting to the classified ads.
The words used are easy to understand and don’t require the use off dictionary but it goes hand in hand with the idea of reading a classified ad. The word choice is still dramatic and helps to paint the picture of the person or persons placing these ads. This simplistic approach allows the reader to make a decision on Who the speaker is and What they are looking for and still leaving questions within their minds. The choice of the title is a clear example the simple word choice, but yet it means much more than what we read.
The reader can tell that these people are indeed lonely, you would think that they would take any person that may come their way. However, they seem as if they seek perfection, which we know cannot be found in one person, Hereford they may end up back to this classified ad in the near future. Imagery along with a touch of irony is found within the poem to pull the reader into the poem. The speakers describe exactly who they are, and what they are looking for in the person who they seek. Executive in search of something new-perhaps bisexual woman, arty, young. Do you live in North London? Is it you? (7)” Within the captioned lines, we see exactly who the person is and what they seek, The reader can envision who the person is almost to the point where we are able to e them dressed in their character. It is very ironic the speakers choice of finding a match for themselves, You would think persons this lonely would make time to try to go out to find a person.
However, they write an ad and hope that someone valued read the ad and find them. This thought seems to be ironic for persons who find themselves in a place of desperation like the captioned persons. They should’ve been looking at social Spots or events to find that which they are seeking. ‘Lonely Hearts” conveys a deep sense of desperation of hose Who seek alternative methods Of finding love.
This trend Of matchmaking has significantly grown from the classified ads to the internet websites where persons seek Others through the posting Of ads. The use Of word choice, diction, imagery and irony, Cope shows her readers that the only way to fix a ‘Lonely Heart’ is to find someone to love and that is not very ‘simple’ to do.