Perseverance can take lots of forms, pretty much all of them beneficial, but in "Up-Hill" we're really talking about perseverance as it relates to climbing, or perseverance as in the determination...
You seriously cannot talk about "Up-Hill" without throwing a little God, faith, and religion in the mix. A huge portion of Rossetti's life and character was defined by her belief in God, so it's on...
This poem never specifically mentions truth, but it's actually everywhere in "Up-Hill." If you look at the relationship between Speaker #1 and Speaker #2, you'll notice that Speaker #1 just seems t...
Don't you just love it when a poem has two themes that seem totally opposed to each other, like Truth and Doubt? Shmoop does, which is why we're really excited to dig into the role of questions, co...
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