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The most important metaphor is that of the entire poem. The river's path is being compared to the path of a person travelling through life and trying to stay on the right course even as all the wonders around him/her distract. In stanza two this is a comparison to the distractions in youth...

As I am sure you know, the book is a biography of Vincent Van Gogh, the famous painter. The book is organized by where he lived at the time and describes his inspiration for many of his famous paintings. It also touches a lot on the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo. This is because...