The lottery

The lottery

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  • Symbol-Pile of Stones
  • Images-The Black Box
  • Figures of speech-Idiom
  • Lottery in June,corn be heavy soon.
  • In the box, it depicts the children of the families running and playing with stones. This is an example of symbolism because stones are the murder weapon used later on, and the kids are innocently playing with them now.Lines 19-21 state"Eventually made a great pile of of other boys".
  • Tone and theme-suspenseful
  • Oh no!
  • In the box it shows the infamous black box sitting on a table next to Mr. Summers. This is an example of imagery because the box is dilapidated and worn out and that appeals to the sense of sight.In line 64-67, the author states" The black box grew shabbier...splintered badly...stained"
  • Images
  • This shows old man Warren speaking to Mr. Adams about the lottery. He says" lottery in June, corn be heavy soon" (line 198). This is an example of an idiom because the words in the sentence don't have a direct meaning. 
  • Juxtaposition
  • In this box It shows the townspeople gathered around the bow for the lottery. It shows that Mr. Hutchinson was chosen in the draw.The Tone and mood is extremely suspenseful and nervous.In line 225, it says,"Bills got It". This is when the mood really becomes anxious and suspenseful.
  • Finally this last box shows the death of Tessie Hutchinson. She drew the wrong paper and is paying an unfair price. This imagery because it is a scene in the story that relies on sight.This scene happens in line 324,where Tessie says"It isn't fair"
  • the author juxtaposes the beautiful scenery of the town against the cruel murders that go on. The author describes the village as being " clear and sunny, with fresh warmth of  a full-summer day;..grass richly green". This contrasts with Tessie's murder at the hands of her townspeople.
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