"Mr.summers spoke frequently to the villagers about a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much as tradition as was represented by the black box." the black box
"was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day"
hyperbole- "Old Man Warner snorted. "Pack of crazy fools," he said. "Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living in caves" extreme exaggeration about his views on young people comparing them to Neanderthals
"Guess I gotta fill in for the old man this year."-gloomy:darkness, sadness, rejection