Hammering a Nail

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Introduction

The words “hammer” and “nail” have a strong connection as we will see in a poem by Ken Nesbitt titled “Hammering a Nail”. The poem plays on two meanings of the word “nail” which make it funny. As you order the text below, see if you can identify the different meanings. We will then look at some more meanings of the words “hammer” and “nail”.

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Author: Ken Nesbitt 
Link: Poetry For Kids (opens in new window) 
© 2015 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

Comprehension Questions

When you have finished and checked the correct order of the poem, read it and answer the questions below.

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Now see what you can remember from the poem.

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