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The Lottery Even though the author gives ample clues throughout the story, the reader discovers itself so shocked at the conclusion of the narrative, he believes the effects of the stone thrown directly together with Tessie. To end with this type of climactic feeling, the author uses several kinds of literary devicesnevertheless, both that I will explore are setting and irony. The day itself is a day amazing enough for a picnic. It was "clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." (272) The descriptions here make you think of people getting together for a party. The writer proceeds to explain the children collecting together, first quietly, then afterwards they joined together in "boisterus play." (272) Additionally casually said is that the "great heap of stones" (272) accumulated by the boys). Later the guys started to collect. They stood together, away from the heap of stones. (272) Again the heap of stone is mentioned, yet they seem to have no bearing in the narrative. And last come the girls, in their own faded housedresses and.