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In my first poetry class at the end of college, my teacher said to me, “You’re good at starting a poem, but you have trouble at the turn—the end of the poem.” My teacher said my poems were missing magnanimity. I’d never heard of the word before. When I asked what it meant, my teacher said: “It means you have to forgive your mother by the end of the poem, or the poem has to forgive you for not. Otherwise, it’s not a poem. It’ a journal or a diary entry but not a poem.”