Words are shoehorned in without much regard for scansion, stress, or tone.
A note in Bell's edition makes a difficulty of the scansion of this line.
It is either hexameter or pentameter, according to the scansion?
The language had undergone some changes since Chaucer's time, which made his scansion obsolete.
I wanted to read it aloud to you and get in my practice on scansion that way.
A great deal too much fuss is made over the pronunciation and scansion of Chaucer.
Morris inserts ben after rakel, to the ruin of the scansion.
Besides this, the scribe often ruins the scansion of a line by omitting an essential word in it, as has already been mentioned.
It makes no difference, either to the sense or the scansion.
I shall hold no brief for the good professor's method of scansion.
1670s, "action of marking off of verse in metric feet," from Late Latin scansionem (nominative scansio), in classical Latin, "act of climbing," noun of action from past participle stem of scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). From 1650s in English in literal sense of "action of climbing up."