American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Analysis of verse into metrical patterns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of scanning; the measuring of a verse by feet in order to see whether the quantities are duly observed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pros.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.
- n. analysis of verse into metrical patterns
- From Late Latin scanscionem, accusative singular of scansiō ("the act of climbing"), from scandō ("I climb"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin scānsiō, scānsiōn-, from Latin, act of climbing, from scānsus, past participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even in something as formal as poetry, it can be difficult to decide whether this imperfection in the scansion is deliberate variety meant to relieve rigidity?”
“Time is both tension and scansion, rhythm and flux, continuity and discontinuity, and also repetition: All of which is translated in the artists' works.”
“I didn't do the scansion right," she explained later, still punishing herself for the error, and for having whatever is the opposite of a poker face.”
“But even in advance of the play's publication next month, there is much excitement among McGonagall's cult following, who are looking forward to "the usual banalities, execrable rhymes and appalling scansion.”
“My friends Caitlin Gibson and Pat Myers ably assisted with scansion.”
“Whereas speeches are an opportunity for scale and scansion, debates demand quickdraw putdowns.”
“Over time, I've come to believe that the rhyming knack is fairly common by comparison with the scansion knack.”
“In English scansion it refers to a meter than can be scanned according to two different “feet” (thus di-podic), verse that can be heard two ways.”
“A bit long, and it lacks something in the scansion, I admit.”
“(Variant: Pick a well-known song to whose tune, and in whose rhyme scheme and scansion, the poem must be sung.)”
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