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The Lottery
Updated: 9/19/2018
The Lottery
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  • Symbol: Black Dot
  • Imagery: Sight
  • The piece of paper with the black dot. This symbolizes death, and injustice.
  • Figurative Language: Deus Ex Machina
  • "a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands"
  • Tone and Theme: Suspense
  • "Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon." Deus ex machina - Old Man Warner believes that by sacrificing someone, some divine intervention will cause the crops to yield more corn.
  • Suspense - until the end of the story, the reader has no idea what the lottery is for, which creates a theme of suspensefulness.
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