For symbol I chose the black box, which meant fear/death. The reason why I picked the black box is because, when the lottery was happening everyone was nervous/scared because whoever had been picked from the black box then someone would end up dead. In page 27 line 68-70, it states Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter, held the black box securely on the stool until Mr. Summers had stirred the papers thoroughly with his hand.
Tone and Theme
For imagery I chose, "Clear and sunny with fresh warmth of a full summer." I can clearly picture that sentence in my head when I read it. On page 25 line 1-2, it states "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day."
For figures of speech I picked repetition, In page 34 lines 324-328 it states. "It isn't fair, it isn't fair she said." She pleaded for her life so that she does not get stoned, since her name got drawn from the box. She kept repeating it throughout the story because she was the one drawn and she wanted to redraw the box.
For Tone I decided to pick suspenseful. You don't know what the lottery is/who has the dot on the paper. On The Lottery page 29 line 154 it states, "A sudden hush fell on the crowd as Mr. Summers cleared his throat and looked at the list." In the quote it seems suspenseful because everyone went silent because they know that someone is going to get stoned, which brings fear into people.