Henry van Dyke Essay | "Doors of Daring": The Theme of Taking Risks

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"Doors of Daring": The Theme of Taking Risks

Summary: As many poets in the past have done, Henry Van Dyke chose the theme of his poem "Doors of Daring" to be that you should take risks and not let things get in the way of doing what you want to do. Van Dyke effectively communicates this message through his use of symbolism.
Doors of Daring

Many poets in the past have chosen the theme of their poems to be that people should take risks and not let things get in the way of doing what you want to do. This is the theme Henry van Dyke uses in his poem, "Doors of Daring." Through his use of symbolism, Henry van Dyke is able to get this message across.

Henry van Dyke uses symbolism to show the things that could get in the way of doing what you want to do. His use of symbolism is expressed in the line, which states, "The bars of life at which we fret." The bars of life are like fears or phobias but if we just overcome these fears we will have more enjoyment in life. This is but one reason to overcome your fears.

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