Always Summary & Study Guide

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Stanza 1

The first stanza of “Always” consists of only two lines. The first line is the word “Always.” The second line introduces the speaker and his or her audience (“we”), neither of whom is initially identified. This line contains a contradiction in its prediction. The “we” on whom the speaker is focusing will go further, to an unidentified place, but will not advance. This contradiction separates the concepts of going further and advancing. The word “even” suggests that the process of going further has already begun.

Stanza 2

The second stanza introduces celestial imagery, including planets, nebulae, and comets. Planets are the large bodies that revolve around the sun in a solar system. A nebula is an area of astronomical dust and gas appearing as a hazy bright patch. A comet is an astronomical mass of ice and dust that produces a long, bright tail of vaporized particles when...

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