The material regarding frost starts about half way down. In particular, the quoted poem "Of a Winter Evening" is a fairly strong tie. While Frost was not the only model for Shade, Nabokov was certainly very aware of the man and his work, having lived almost in his shadow--renting Frost's house (a la Kinbote's habituation) and appearing along with him at several poetry readings.
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