The Lottery

The Lottery
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  • Warmth / Excitement
  • Msytery / Tension
  • Horrific / Ominous 
  • "The morning… was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely…" This shows warmth because it's uses words like 'sunny' and 'fresh warmth of a summer day'.
  • Symbols
  • Post Office
  • "…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." This sets the tone of tension becasue everyone is waiting to open their slips and it uses phraes like 'breathless pause'.
  • Imagery
  • Bank
  • "Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her handsout desperately as the villagers moved in on her." This shows that Tessie is helpless and it sets the tone of horrific.
  • Metaphor
  • The black dot on the slip of paper is symbolic because there is only one slip with a dot on it and if your family had unfortunatley aquired that card, a member of your family will be beaten by rocks.
  • "... the flowers were blossoming profusley and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather.. between the post office and the bank..." This is imagery because I am able to create the sene in my mind and it is descriptive.
  • "The lottery was conducted- as were the square dances, the teenage club, the Halloween program..." This is comparing how the lottery was conducted like the square dances, teenage club, and the Halloween program were conducted.
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