Henry van Dyke Essay | "Doors of Daring"

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"Doors of Daring"

Summary: In his poem "Doors of Daring," Henry Van Dyke discusses how daring life can be and that life dares one to do different things. Van Dyke's effective use of symbolism and figurative language enables him to prove his point.
This poet talks about how daring life can be and that life dares one to do different things. In Henry Van Dyke's poem "Doors of Daring," he expresses his feelings of life being extreme. The author shows through his use of symbolism why he thinks this way. Wherever one goes, they are being challenged by anything. No where on earth is a safe place. Taking a risk is one thing that everyone is being dared to do, no one can avoid it. Henry shows how nowhere is safe in his use of symbolism and figurative language.

Henry Van Dyke's poem is full of symbolism. In many lines, he shows how life is daring. One of them is, "Calls to its sunburned chivalry, Push out, set sail, explore!" The ocean calls to the people. The author gives the ocean personification to prove his point. When it says, "Push...

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