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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 ?
- what do ye think of him?' she repeated, with a different scansion, as Richard, who had not much taste for such a question, kept her waiting for an answer.
From the inventive use of language and defiance of scansion in Sue Hardy-Dawson's 'Dramatic Pause' to Roger Stevens' 'LOB', which explores modern use of text speak and acronyms, there is plenty for KS2 teachers to draw upon and share.
After discussing the various phases that the art form had passed through, Mr Kureshi talked about the different metrical patterns (read: scansion) that exist in poetry.
He also describes the evolving system of scansion, which scholars can use to identify the metrical systems Somalis use, pinpoint distinct measures, and revive lost and endangered measures.
As scansion of these two poems reveals, the visual space of the page in The Counterpunch presents a subtle oscillation as the reader's eyes move across and over the multiple, periodic repetitions on the printed page (which produce something akin to a visual meter).
Many are the times that I have found myself dutifully clicking through a scansion to which I do not wholeheartedly subscribe, in order to get another dose of Tucker's incomparable prose style.
Lazzari's compositions float freely but with an internal pulse, a scansion, a distinctly rhythmic character that can give them, at times, the appearance of visual scores a la Morton Feldman or Cornelius Cardew.
Cornelius's endorsement is part of a uptick of interest in Yakovlev's system; Weiskott {English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History) also employs Yakovlevian scansion in his diachronic study of the alliterative tradition.
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 (!) accents; and long pauses with the caesura symbol (||).
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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.