Origin of scansion
Examples from the Web for scansion
Words are shoehorned in without much regard for scansion, stress, or tone.
It is either hexameter or pentameter, according to the scansion?
In l. 3834, Nowlis helps the scansion, whilst Noes spoils the line, which has to be 'amended.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
In order to bring the verse under this scansion he assumes that certain syllables admitted of being lengthened.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
British Dictionary definitions for scansion
Word Origin for scansion
Word Origin and History for 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."