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  1. This paper compares and contrasts the theme of truth in the story
  2. An imagery is used; a small town gathering, that depict the curiosity of people waiting to see the truth regarding the good things expected
  3. Towards the end of the story, some more truth is depicted
  4. The poem, ?Tell the truth but tell it slant,? on the other hand seems to open with a directive to readers
  5. The author uses an imagery of lightning to depict this quality of truth

This paper compares and contrasts the theme of truth in the story, ?The Lottery? and the poem, ?Tell all the truth but tell it slant.? Various literally devices, such as irony, symposium, allusion, and imagery, are used to illustrate the points made regarding the theme of truth as brought out in the two distinct literatures. In the Story, ?The Lottery,? unalterable human conditions are exposed thereby capturing various human tendencies that stem from unalterable human condition. The story on an idyllic scene within a small village that has green grass and budding flowers, where polite town people gather in a town square.

[...] Dickinson, Emily. Tell all the truth but tell it slant Web Mar 2015. Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery Print. Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery: Important Quotations Explained Web Mar 2015. [...]


[...] These men are polite and make the reader notice the truth behind their wish to keep distance. The truth is nevertheless bitter. These stones symbolizes the bitter experiences in the past. The willingness by people to follow traditions, human inherent cruelty, as well as the lack of the willingness to change happen to be the basic negative behavioral actions presented in the story. The truths about human existence is depicted with unalterable human condition being among such truths as a major theme presented by the author. [...]

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