Symbolism- Three legged stool-Holds tradition and history of The Lottery The three legged stool shows that this tradition has been going on for a long while now. It also shows that most of the people in this story, especially the people that are not against the lottery are old souls and aren't in the new times. Overall the three legged stool holds great historical value to them.
TONE AND THEME
Imagery- "Clear and sunny with fresh warmth of a full summer day" Line 1-2 This imagery makes us picture in our head everything and anything beautiful. We imagine a meadow of flowers and the sun shinning like never before. It tries to make you believe that the story is going to be all nice and beautiful yet it gets way more twisted than that.
Repitition- "It isn't fair, it isn't right" said Mrs. Hutchinson. Line 328Mrs.Hutchinson continually repeats that quote because she is about to stoned. She clearly doesn't believe that this tradition is right at all.Even as she is getting stoned, she is still repeating those words over and over again hoping for something to change.
Tone- "Who is it?" "Who's got it?", "Is it the Dunbars?" Is it the Watsons?" Line 223-224 This tone shows suspense. Every single person, hundreds of them are literally dying to know who got the paper with the balck dot. For the reader this also shows strong suspense because the whole story has been leading up to this very moment.