The two speakers in the poem are a traveler asking for directions along their road to come and some local person who knows the way and is willing to share it. Neither character is identified specifically, but the traveler seems weary or at least excited to guarantee rest and companionship at the end of their day's long uphill journey. The local person is amiable to the questions the traveler asks, providing answers that are confident and reassuring, growing explicitly hopeful at the end as they tell the traveler that there will be beds "for all who come".
The dialogue is arranged in pairs of lines, with the two voices taking turns to speak throughout the whole poem. The traveler speaks first, and the local person replies. Also, the lines spoken by the local person are each slightly indented.