• anonymous
Read the following lines from "Clearances". "So while the parish priest at her beside Went hammer and tongs at the prayers for the dying" The poet used the phrase "went hammer and tongs" most likely to imply that a) he is beating his bible while reading to the mother b) he is speaking the words loudly and with great force c) the son does not agree with the priests religious views of death d) the mother is slipping away and takes comfort in prayers from her family
  • Stacey Warren - Expert
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
  • jamiebookeater
I got my questions answered at in under 10 minutes. Go to now for free help!
  • sophiaholder
I believe it is b, but if I am incorrect, I apologize.
  • anonymous
That's okay! I Thought it was B too. :)

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.