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Literary Conclusion of Robert Frost Poetry:October

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs October 1, 2021
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BY Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it is wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less brief.

Hearts not averse to being beguiled,

Beguile us in the way you know.

Release one leaf at break of day;

At noon release another leaf;

One from our trees, one far away.

Retard the sun with gentle mist;

Enchant the land with amethyst.

Slow, slow!

For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,

Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,

Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—

For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

In this poem “October,” Robert Frost hopes for time to pass by very gradually so he can fully enjoy the weather and take advantage of it before he dies.

Well, we all know that 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; Tomorrow’s wind if it is wild, Should waste them all.”

Referencing nature to draw out the meaning. He also uses winter as a metaphor, comparing it to death and finality, hoping that the winter weather that is to come doesn’t take away the beauty of the colorful autumn leaves. He chooses to use October as the title and also in the poem; it hails winters imminence and is written in regards to its potential for destructive power although his tone demonstrates the hesitancy to show his emotions toward the “death of nature for another season.”

Nature’s growth is stopped by the frigid winters that follow it. He uses the concept of growth and development followed by death in his poem.

He says in the poem, “ripened to the fall,” implying 2 separate meanings:

1) he notes that the leaves are changing color because of the autumn season,

2) the leaves have a purpose of growing and that is in order to fall off and die. He uses the words, “Tomorrow they may form and go” to explain that nothing in nature or in the world will stay forever.

Narrating the transient nature of life and the ever-changing sphere of nature. A literary device that is used in this poem is repetition.

Mesmerizing words, “O hush October morning mild.” He wants to live in an illusion, where nature is doing what he wants. Expressing the obligation to fantasize about the need for the beauty of the autumn season. Unlikely, in order to romanticize the beauty that surrounds him, he declares, “retard the sun with a gentle mist.”

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.

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