The black box is the symbol of the story. The blackbox isused for a drawing that everybody in the town have to do. The black box causes worry and death. In lines 68 and 64 the black box is shown up.
Tone and Theme
The imagery is smoothest and roundest stones. This is a describtiton of the stones they use to kill someone. The saying smoothest and roundest stones give me a clear picture of what the stones look like. In lines 17/18 it brings up the smoothest and roundest rocks.
The figure of speech is lottery in june, corn be heavy soon. The form of figuretive speech is slang because it is there saying for the lottery. The slang is in line 198.
Tone- The tone of the story is suspenseful. The story adds the tone of suspense by the characters picking a piece of paper inside a black box. People do not know what the lottery is for until the bring it up at the end of the story.