What is Christina Rossetti's vision of death and afterlife as expressed in her poem "Uphill"?

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In the poem "Uphill" by Christina Rosetti, the poet's vision of death seems to be well expressed by her representation of dying as being a road that will "wind uphill all the way." This last journey of all that we humans take will not be easy, she seems to say with anxiety. She fears the struggle, the tiredness, the battle against an opposing force - represented here by steepness or gradient. We all know that it requires more effort and energy to move uphill rather than down. She recieves a comforting reply, that yes, there will be rest and recuperation from the labours of it and that "they will not keep you waiting at that door." Company, friendship and a welcome from those who've gone on ahead of you represent her vision of the after life.

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