scansion

[ UK /skˈænʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. analysis of verse into metrical patterns
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How To Use scansion In A Sentence

  • Some of the entries failed to make the grade because their authors apparently didn't understand the scansion required.
  • Would the Armed Services make their records available for scansion by somatotype and pigmentation? Bad Medicine
  • This kind of annotation of the rhythmic structure of a verse is called scansion, and the basic rhythmic pattern of a poem (if it has one) is called its meter.
  • It is a commentary on our times, that to us it seems if not odd, then certainly unexpected that a warrior and statesman should devote his attention to intricate questions of scansion and metrics.
  • It is a commentary on our times, that to us it seems if not odd, then certainly unexpected that a warrior and statesman should devote his attention to intricate questions of scansion and metrics.
  • I took the liberty of fiddling with the scansion in Lines 3 and 7.
  • The second quatrain labours in its diction as it emulates the sun's climbing of the heavens; the scansion of line 5, 'And having climbed the steep-up heavenly hill' requires additional accents inserted into the iambic pattern ( 'steep-up heavenly) to achieve its effect. Shakespeare
  • Using conventional scansion the lines would scan.
  • Let us say, to introduce the end of this discourse, what it is essential, at first, to articulate with the most extreme scansion.
  • But for a poet concerned with scansion, as Chaucer was, that weak ending the final e offered was a blessing.
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