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scan·sion

 (skăn′shən)
n.
Analysis of verse into metrical patterns.

[Late Latin scānsiō, scānsiōn-, from Latin, act of climbing, from scānsus, past participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

scansion

(ˈskænʃən)
n
(Poetry) the analysis of the metrical structure of verse. See quantity7, stress4
[C17: from Latin: climbing up, from scandere to climb, scan]

scan•sion

(ˈskæn ʃən)

n.
the metrical analysis of verse.
[1645–55; < Late Latin scānsiō, Latin: the act of climbing =scand(ere) to climb + -tiō -tion]

scansion

the analysis of verse into its metrical or rhythmic components.
See also: Verse

scansion

The metrical pattern of a line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scansion - analysis of verse into metrical patterns
cadence, metre, meter, measure, beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Translations

scansion

[ˈskænʃən] N [of poetry] → escansión f

scansion

n (Poet) → metrische Gliederung; (Sch) → Zerlegung fin Versfüße

scansion

[ˈskænʃn] n (Literature) → scansione f
References in classic literature ?
she repeated, with a different scansion, as Richard, who had not much taste for such a question, kept her waiting for an answer.
A scansion of the first page of Verde's poem generates a rhythmic blueprint: unstressed syllables are marked with a hyphen (-); stressed syllables with primary (/), secondary (\), or secondary-elevated-to-primary (
En to cas, qui de deux ou trois gAaAaAeA@nAaAaAeA@rations, n'a-t-il pas eu mAaAaAeA@moire de scansion si particuliAaAaAeA?
13) In both of these cases, stress is preempted by an accessory term ("care," "I") that would probably have received it in a conventional scansion.
With a little practice, and access to the accompanying online sound files, it is possible to quickly recognize differences in pronunciation and resolve doubts about scansion and rhymes that are not clear in PDE.
Van der Molen provides us with an important key to the trisyllabic meters used in the RK and does a serviceable job of rendering the scansion of the morae-based meter Arya.
Then he acknowledged: "Sometimes the sense is more important than the scansion.
The freedom of the verse in both scansion and rhyme prevents it becoming predictable or dull.
Sprung riddims" conceptually bubble experiments in scansion over recycled reggae instrumentals in a manner appropriately shaped to this craggy limestone coast, which the sea has edited into a series of outcrops and coves with a degree of reiterative regularity of forms punctuated by individual structural differences.
William Baker's paper applies cognitive poetics to a reading of Harold Pinter's poetry, and by focusing on "meaning, affect, perceived qualities, and versification," he discusses the difference between traditional scansion of metre, sound and rhythm, and different modes of hearing speech sounds and their thematic meaning.
I also show that this new scansion that restores the lost *v and *y repairs irregular openings as well, although their metrical structure is less regular and therefore less relevant.
The number and location of in-line pauses (caesuras and other breaks), as features not captured by simple scansion, also contribute to rhythmic variation.