Frost was influenced by many poets of his time including Ezra Pound, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves.
Specifically, Ezra Pound gave Frost feedback in his poems and wrote strong, complimentary reviews of many. His wife Elinor was the inspiration of his poetry until her death.
He is asking nature to “Beguile us in the way you know,” asking to be tricked into an illusion, because it is much more pleasing than realism.
Much through the middle of the poem, he uses words to describe and live in a reality where time is going by slowly.
He explains that everything has its time to appear in our lives, and also a time to go away.
The only thing we can do is enjoy it while it lasts.In Frost’s poem “October,” he hopes and wishes for time to pass by very gradually so he can fully enjoy the weather and take advantage of it before he dies.He urges his readers to also live and appreciate every moment of their lives to the fullest and never take anything for granted.Frost had a deep connection with nature and always demonstrated it through his poems.He would get a lot of positive feelings every time he saw nature.No one ever knows when his or her final moments of life will be.An example where this statement is strongly highlighted is when he says, “Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all.” He references nature to draw out the meaning.He says, “release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf.” In order to really emphasize the heartfelt wish of the gradual change of time, he states, “one from our trees, one far away.” He really expresses the obligation to fantasize the need for the beauty of the autumn season.Likewise, in order to romanticize the beauty that surrounds him, he declares, “retard the sun with gentle mist.” This means holding back the sunshine and suggesting that the progress of the emerging sun should be delayed which can be achieved using the gentle mist that is there.He believes people's best chance for peace comes not from understanding nature, but from working productively amid the forces of nature.No literary figure has been more closely identified with our heritage than Robert Frost.