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The fourth line, "And have been cold a long time," though it has only seven syllables, is the longest of the poem because all the syllables are accented waveringly except the fifth, a.
At this point in the novel, we've already been privy to Henry's musings on everything from the innovative marvel of his triple-bladed razor with its "cleverly arched and ridged jungle-green handle" to the impending war in Iraq--which Henry, having treated an Iraqi professor tortured by the Baathist regime and learning "the sickly details of genocides," waveringly supports.
Perhaps the most heart-wrenching moment in a film inevitably thick with them comes with the footage of an 11-year old girl who waveringly tells the interviewer she would rather see justice--rather than revenge --meted out to the people who killed her parents.