I might just be asking something that's quite obvious, but I just wanted more insight and clarity. When the Israelites battled against their foes at Beth-horon, God did drop large stones/hailstones on the enemies of Israel, but Israel also used actual swords to physically kill their enemies.
Joshua 10:11 (NASB) As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the Lord threw large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died [i]from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
Psalm 44:2-3 (NASB) 2 You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad. 3 For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
Joshua 10:11 does say that the Israelites also "killed with the sword", but Psalm 44 seems to give God all the credit. Therefore, Psalm 44 is definitely exaggerating in order to emphasize God's role in the battles against Israel's enemies. What are the literary device(s) used in Psalm 44 to express God's Victories as He battles? Would it be correct to say that in Psalm 44, the author uses Hyperbole as the literary device?