For Symbol I chose the paper and lottery because it strikes fear into the villagers since they do not know if they will live or die. So with that it has a very suspenseful feel to it. "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." this quote explains the tension that comes with the lottery.
Tone and Theme
Whos got it?
It's Bill Hutchinson!
The Dunbars? The Watsons?
For Imagery I chose Mrs. Delacriox and Mrs. Dunbar because it shows how they felt about Mrs. Hutchinson. Mrs. Delacroix chose a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands and Mrs. Dunbar chose small pebbles. "Mrs. Delacroix selected a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands and turned to Mrs. Dunbar. Mrs Dunbar had small stones in both hands,".
For Figures of Speech I chose repitition. Because Tessie kept on saying "It isn't fair it isn't right" once Bill got the paper with the black dot until she was eventually stoned to death at the end of the story she kept explaining that it wasn't fair and wasn't right. Even though what she was saying didn't mean anything to anyone.
The tone of this story is very suspenseful since nobody knows who is going to die. The theme of the story is that tradition can be very strict the village has been doing the lottery for a very long time. "Who is it?, Who's got it?, Is it the Dunbars?, Is it the Watsons? Then the voices began to say, Its Hutchinson. It's Bill, Bill Hutchinsons got it." This quote shows how everyone wanted to know who had the note.