Analysis Of The Way To Rainy Mountain Essay

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My Kiowa Grandmother was taken from the book, The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday. Momaday writes about his native tribe the Kiowa’s and grandmother because he wants to live it! He wants to feel, understand his roots, travel back in time. At his grandmother’s death, he decides to learn more about the Kiowa tribe by going to the funeral. The primary aim is Literary aim and secondary aim is Expressive aim. The primary mode is Narration and the secondary mode is Description. The primary aim is literary because he focuses on language that creates a world but not intend to entertain. At the beginning, he creates a vivid image of the harsh Oklahoma lands where the tribe settles. For example, Momaday states “winter brings blizzards, hot tornadic winds arise in the spring, and in summer the prairie is an anvil’s edge”. He continues by saying what the tribe is like and how much land they had. For instance, Momaday says “They had controlled the open range from the Smokey Hill River to the Red”. In fact, he creates images of thought the whole essay. Such as the land, what the tribe does and his grandmother praying. He says, “The last time I saw her she prayed…show more content…
Momaday begins by describing where the tribe settles, laying out geographical imagery of Oklahoma, then communicates what the Kiowa tribe is like, and last talks about his grandmother whose name is Aho. The tribe came from the cold misty mountains to flat plains. They were a mysterious tribe of hunters who migrated to the south east to begin the golden age. The journey was long making them have to change to the environment. In conclusion, Momaday essay of his grandmother gives the reader sense of the Kiowa Tribes’ history and that his grandmother was important to him. Also, he gives incredible imagery of what the weather and land was like back then. I say he did a good job focusing on the two aims and two modes. Also, he gets a feel of living that era by go back to the
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