"Up-Hill" is a short poem written by Christina Rossetti. The poem is broken up into four separate stanzas; however, those stanzas are split between two speakers. The first line is a question being asked by speaker number one, and the next line is the answer being spoken by speaker number two. This line by line question and response format makes up the entire poem. The answer to the question can be found in the first stanza. The first question asks about the road on the hill. The speaker wants to know if the road goes all the way up. Yes, the road goes up the entire way. The second question asks about the length of the trip. The speaker wants to know if the trip will last the entire day. The answer is that the trip will take the entire day. The answer is specific in saying that the trip will last from morning until night.
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.