The Symbolism correlated with the rocks begins with the adults. The adults are worried about the kids playing with the rocks, but the kids seem oblivious to the true meaning of the rocks, which represent each person. The rocks can also mean death.
"Mr. Summers was very good at all this; in his clean white shirt and blue jeans, with one hand resting carelessly on the black box, he seemed very proper and important as he talked interminably to Mr. Graves and the Martins."(pg. 28) "He was a round-faced, jovial man and he ran the coal business, and people were sorry for him, because he had no children and his wife was a scold."(pg. 25)
Hyperbole- "Seems like there's no time at all between lotteries any more." Irony- The lottery
Mr. Summers- This portrays a dark and Eyre tone in the story as it shows how much power and authority Mr. Summers has, but also the power that lies within the box. "A sudden hush fell on the crowd as Mr. Summers cleared his throat and looked at the list."
Paralyzed- Pg 31- "After that, there was a long pause, a breathless pause, until Mr. Summers, holding his slip of paper in the air, said, "All right, fellows." For a minute, no one moved, and then all the slips of paper were opened"