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Scansion Definition

(or Scanning) The analysis of lines of poetry to identify their metrical pattern.


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[n] analysis of verse into metrical patterns

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beat, cadence, measure, meter

Misc. Definitions

\Scan"sion\, n. [L. scansio, fr. 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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