Read the following lines from "Clearance"
"So while the parish priest at her bedside 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 forcefulness.
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.
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Welcome to Open Study! I believe the answer is B.
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