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In this April 8 photo, a Syrian refugee girl washes dishes in front of her family tent in an unofficial refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan. Some residents, frustrated with Zaatari, the region's largest camp for Syrian refugees, set up new, informal camps on open lands, to escape tensions and get closer to possible job opportunities.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
LOS ANGELES: A few months ago, I was talking to a former student about how she teaches poetry to college undergraduates. “Oh, I just ask them what the point of the poem is,” she said, as if the answer would be the simplest, most obvious thing, “and then I ask them how the poem makes that point.”