The Lottery

By Haggan Tim and Luke

Summary

The whole town gathers together annually to take part in something they call the lottery. Its where one family gets chosen for the drawing and whoever gets the mark gets stoned to death. The Hutchinsons get chosen and one of them is going to get stoned!

Critique

We all like the story because it had a weird ending. We didn't think it was going to end with the woman dying. It was interesting and funny at times. We would give it three and a half stars.

Literary Devices

Imagery: The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.


Alliteration: The black box grew shabbier each year.


Hyperbole: "Seems like we got through with the last one only last week."

POV

Third Person (Objective) The narrator of "The Lottery" is extremely detached from the story. Rather than telling us the characters' thoughts or feelings, the narrator simply shows the process of the lottery unfurling.
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