Figurative Language In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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"The Lottery'' by Shirley Jackson tells the story of how once a year that a town holds a ''Lottery'', but this not the kind of lottery that anyone would want to be a part of. It involves drawing a piece of paper from a black box that has been a rich part of the towns history for many generations. The recipient of the paper with a mark on it will then be hit by stones by everyone in the town. The town repeats the process every year as a part of the history and heritage. The story has many different features in it from irony and figurative language that makes it the great story that it is. The reason this story is ironic is that because when a lottery is thought of, you would normally think of winning money or some other kind of reward. Instead,
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