Holla' back, Shmoopsters! It's time to talk about dialogic poetry. Officially, dialogic poetry is really just any poem that makes use of dialogue, or plays up the idea that a conversation between two people is going on within the poem. In "Up-Hill" this takes the form of a question-answer exchange, but dialogic form isn't limited to just Q&A—a poem can be addressed to someone who does (or doesn't) respond, describe a conversation, be a form of correspondence itself, or... well, you get the idea. It's a particularly effective format for Rossetti, since uncertainty is a big issue in a lot of her work. The Q&A form helps tease out answers and expose weak points in arguments, and it allows her the ability to argue two sides of the same issue.