The symbol I chose was the people. The people showed symbolism by participating in the lottery . The people participate in The Lottery every year and it shows importance to their town. Everyone has a biased opinion on it; some think it shows importance in their community and others feel like it is wrong.
For imagery I chose everyone holding the crumbled paper. In one of those pieces of paper, has a black dot indicating who's family has to go on the platform. Lines 182-184 state," by now, all through the crowd there were men holding the small folded papers in their large hands, turning them over nervously." In my mind, reading that painted an image of all grown men, nervously standing and fumbling with a piece of paper, waiting for an answer.
For figurative language, I chose polysyndeton. Lines 252-253 say," There's Bill, Jr., and Nancy, and little Dave. And Tessie and me." Polysyndeton is a repeating conjunction. In this case, Mr. Hutchinson was always using the word "and" in between names
The tone I chose was sadness. Tessie was the one who got the black dot on her paper. Her family and friends had to watch her pass away by throwing rocks at her. Her own friend felt true sadness and chose the smallest stone to throw and didn't want to do it. Lines 317-319 say, "Mrs. Dunbar had small stones in both hands, and she said 'I cant run at all. You'll have to go ahead and I'll catch up to you"