Literary Devices In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

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The Lottery is a short fiction written by Shirley Jackson. It is a story about a shocking tradition practiced by the people in certain town. Shirley ironically gives the lottery a bad meaning in her use of her use. In the story, the lottery is used for public stoning, contrary to what it originally means; winning a lot of money. The story focuses around a village during a ceremony they call the lottery which ensures there is enough rain for their crops. Number of literary devices are used by the author for example, irony, symbolism, foreshadowing, The villagers for the most part didn 't question the moral ways of the lottery; being born and raised into the lottery. They had little knowledge of any other way things could be to serve as their moral compass. permitted the author to keep the outcome of the story an exposure. This therefore led to the reader to consider everything is well one of Shirley Jackson 's opening sentence tells The early tone of Shirley Jackson 's "The Lottery" is light, fun, perfect is quite deceiving to the reader. When Jackson describes the townspeople but actually there is something wrong Furthermore what could be seen from the story tle in the story, they do not seem scared or afraid of the lottery. The Lottery Quotes. “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box” Another example of tone is ironic. You think for a lottery it will hand you money, but it is to die if you win just like Mrs. Hutchinson.
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