According to their origin myth, the how did Kiowa enter the world how? The phrase, "No one, not even the rain, has such small hands," illustrates what literary device?

1 Answer
Feb 4, 2018

The Kiowas came one by one into the world through a hollow log. It could be an allusion (if no specific subject is mentioned earlier) or hyperbole.


From a Kiowa:

An allusion is a figure of speech whereby the author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event, or literary work by way of a passing reference. It is up to the reader to make a connection to the subject being mentioned.

A hyperbole is a literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. The purpose of hyperbole is to create a larger-than-life effect and overly stress a specific point. Such sentences usually convey an action or sentiment that is generally not practically/ realistically possible or plausible but helps emphasize an emotion.