Scansion

Scansion or a system of scansion (verb: to scan) is the act of determining and (usually) graphically representing the metrical character of a line of verse. In classical poetry, these patterns are based on the different lengths of each syllable, and in English poetry, they are based on the different levels of stress placed on each syllable. In bot...
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Scansion

• (n.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.
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scansion

noun analysis of verse into metrical patterns
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Scansion

Scan'sion noun [ Latin scansio , from scandere , scansum , to climb. See Scan .] (Pros.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.
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Scansion

The act of 'scanning' a poem to determine its meter. To perform scansion, the student breaks down ea
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scansion

the analysis and visual representation of a poem`s metrical pattern. Adapted from the classical method of analyzing ancient Greek and Roman ... [1 related articles]
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Scansion

The analysis of lines of poetry to identify their metrical pattern.
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Scansion

The process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of the line.
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scansion

the scanning of verse, that is, dividing it into metrical feet and identifying its rhythm by encoding stressed syllables (stresses, ictus) and unstressed syllables (slacks). Conventional English graphic notation is: • unstressed syllable or slack, an upwards-curving quarter circle, usually the breve but here represented by a tilde ~; &bu...
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Scansion

The scanning of verse, that is, dividing it into metrical feet and identifying its rhythm by encodin
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scansion

[n] - analysis of verse into metrical patterns
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