Stones- this represents how the person that gets chosen gets killed. The stones are taken by the other people and thrown at her. " The pile of stones the boys had made earlier was ready" line 313 This quote shows that the stones were ready to be thrown.
"They grinned at one another humorously and nervously." They were nervous to hear who would die. they naturally had a scared and humoured face. They were so scared that it was almost funny.
Repetition- "Dunbar, several people said. "Dunbar, Dunbar." they were calling out for him to put his slip of paper in the box. They repeated his name so he would hear them. Dunbar was nervous to be a part of the drawing.
Tone- suspensful- "The crowd was quiet." They wait suspensfully to find out who will be stoned to death. They are nervous and there are quiet whispers. The man is about to say who will die and the waiting is suspensful.