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  "A Look at Scansion Methods" article by Caleb Murdock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Scansion has at least two uses: We use it to study the poetry of other poets, and we also mentally scan our own poems as we write them.
The top row of the scansion is a four-tiered treatment giving the "speech stresses" (i.e., how the line is actually spoken), and the second row is a two-tiered treatment giving the "metrical stresses" (i.e., the meter as extrapolated from the four-tiered treatment).
The main purpose of scansion is to reveal the primary stresses of a line (i.e., the main ups and downs, or what Steele calls the "speech stresses"), not the secondary stresses (i.e., the nuances within those ups and downs).
www.poemtree.com /articles/Scansion.htm   (4717 words)

  
  Scansion museum of the Pilica river - Tomaszow Mazowiecki on-line
The Scansion Museum was founded thanks to united efforts of The Friends of the Pilica and Nadpilicze Society and the authorities of Tomaszow Mazowiecki.
This year The Scansion Museum of the Pilica River is also planning to arrange the show of crossing of the river by last wooden ferry that has been brought from Domanivice near Nowe Miasto.
The guest of Tomaszow`s Scansion will be able to see other tourist and natural attractions in the vicinity of Tomaszow: the Sulejowski artificial lake, the Caves of Nagorzyce, the zubr sanctuary of Ksiaz, mysterious bunkers in Konewka and Jelen as well as valuable monuments of Sulejow, Spala and Inowlodz.
osobliwosci.eduseek.interklasa.pl /~michasm/river.htm   (682 words)

  
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Scansion is a technoique for determining and marking the meter of poetry.
Most latin poetry you will encounter (including the Aeneid), is written in a meter called "dactyllic hexameter", a form that has 6 feet (a unit of meter) in each line and each foot can either be a dactyl (a long syllable followed by two short ones) or a spondee (two long syllables).
The first and most basic tule of dactyllic hexameter scansion (everything here refers to dactyllic hexameter) is that there are always 6 feet in a line of poetry.
www.numlocked.com /latin/scansion.htm   (601 words)

  
 ABC Newcastle NSW » Rock - The Scansion
Scansion was a poetic technique used by Edgar Allan Poe to describe the "musicality (rhythm/rhyme) of verse".
More recently The Scansion were accepted from a broad variety of US and International artists by Robert Rankin - Walker (A&R Manager of Heyday Records in San Francisco) to be part of a compilation album distributed in Los Angeles April 2002, and 'again' in Las Vegs in June 2002.
The Scansion are currently writing new material for a potential release in early 2003.
www.abc.net.au /newcastle/stories/s657257.htm   (438 words)

  
 Hexametrica: Scansion
The term scansion (from the Latin scandere, "to move upward by steps") refers to the process—some would call it an art—of dividing a verse into its metrical components.
This process is different from actual recitation, which seeks to preserve both sound and sense along with rhythm; in scansion the primary concerns are to determine whether syllables are long or short and to group them into feet.
After exploring this unit, you will be ready to begin reciting lines of Latin hexameter verse.
www.skidmore.edu /academics/classics/courses/metrica/scansion.html   (135 words)

  
 Fellowship of Christian Poets - Newsletter
Of course, there is a great deal that could be said about that subject, but here we shall discuss the subject of scansion and the terminology that relates to it.
Scansion is the process of inspecting a poem for patterns pertaining to meter, rhythm and rhyme.
There is much more that could be said about the terminology and techniques relating to scansion and interpretation of poetry, but, the scope of this article is not meant to extend beyond the basics.
www.christianpoets.com /news_back/0699.htm   (987 words)

  
 Search Results for scansion -¬†Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The various elements of prosody may be examined in the aesthetic structure of prose.
The prevailing kind and number of feet, revealed by scansion, determines the metre of a poem.
Scansion reveals the basic metrical pattern of the poem; it does not, however, tell everything about its prosody.
www.britannica.com /search?query=scansion&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (324 words)

  
 Anaepestic Pentameter Exercise (from the PFFA Scansion Mansion)
Anaepestic Pentameter Exercise (from the PFFA Scansion Mansion)
A Limerick Exercise (from the PFFA Scansion Mansion)
Cross-rhymed quatrains exercise (from the PFFA Scansion Mansion)
www.everypoet.net /scotty/MiscellaneousFun1.html   (171 words)

  
 OWL at Purdue University: Meter
This technique is called scansion, and is important because it puts visual markers onto an otherwise entirely heard phenomenon.
There are three kinds of scansion: the graphic, the musical and the acoustic.
To begin to look at graphic scansion, we first must look at a couple of symbols that are used to scan a poem.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/general/gl_meter.html   (1068 words)

  
 Connections: Poetry: Scansion
Scansion involves marking the rhythms of a poem to make the writer's technique visible.
Scansion helps us recover a sense of how poets play with meter and rhythm to create meaning.
Used with care and enthusiasm, however, scansion can help us unpack the technique poets use to create rhythmic effects, and it can sometimes help us see layers of meaning that we could not see or hear without scansion.
www.math.grin.edu /~simpsone/Connections/Poetry/Scansion   (135 words)

  
 Scansion
Scansion is the plotting of meter in poetry.
By the Renaissance, however, there was a much more strict set of rules (based on Greek scansion) of what made a foot.
It also is the music of poetry, giving the structure that the words form themselves to, the framework that poetry is built upon.
department.monm.edu /english/mew/scansion.htm   (213 words)

  
 Scansion
Scansion is the dividing of verse (lines of poetry) into feet by indicating accents and counting syllables to determine the meter of a poem.
It is a means of studying the mechanical elements by which the poet has established his rhythmical effects.
Scansion is often considered to include rhyme scheme as well as verse analysis.
aliscot.com /ensenanza/1302/scansion.htm   (351 words)

  
 A Scansion of Sonnet 116: Lines 1-8
Directions: Read about "Scansion" on the right, try to apply the "rules" by looking at the sample on the left, then click on the audio link under line 8 to hear the lines read through your Real Player™ as you scroll through the lines.
If the poem's emotion builds to the last couplet, then denials near the end should be louder than those near the beginning, as shown in the scansion marked for this poem.
Besides, the not s at the beginning of the poem are not in position to be stressed by the meter, whereas the not s at the end of the poem are (see the scansion continued on the next page).
vccslitonline.cc.va.us /sonnet116/scan1.htm   (558 words)

  
 Scansion is the process of marking the actual rhythm of the words: not the basic meter, but the stresses encountered in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Scansion is the process of marking the actual rhythm of the words: not the basic meter, but the stresses encountered in the poe
Scansion is the process of marking the actual rhythm of the words: not the basic meter, but the stresses encountered in the poem when it is read aloud with attention
For scansion to be worth doing, we should not only notice this kind of rhythmic variation, but ask "why is it there?
research.umbc.edu /~mccully/4.5scansion.html   (307 words)

  
 Rhythm, Meter, and Scansion Made Easy
scansion: Describing the rhythms of poetry by dividing the lines into feet, marking the locations of stressed and unstressed syllables, and counting the syllables.
The scansion of this quatrain from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73 shows the following accents and divisions into feet (note the following words were split: behold, yellow, upon, against, ruin'd):
From this, we see the rhythm of this quatrain is made up of one unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable, called an iambic foot.
server.riverdale.k12.or.us /~bblack/meter.html   (779 words)

  
 Metre and Scansion
Metre is the term used to describe the rhythmic arrangement of the accented and unaccented syllables in verse, and so the foot (See Verse page) is also known as a metric foot.
The analysis of the composition of a verse is known as scanning or scansion.
However it is important to remember that metre is not a template or pattern to be followed slavishly by the writer in producing a piece, but rather a means of describing what has been written.
www.scribblingrivalry.com /rsvp_metre.htm   (1552 words)

  
 Scansion
You may want to read the discussion of iambic meter and scansion before you try to scan any poems, or you may want to work at it for a while and then come back to the discussion to see if it helps.
Of course, except when pressed for a scansion we are free to hear and adore such affects and effects with no necessity to make up our minds about their ontological status.
The incorrect scansion, based on modern pronunciation, requires us to pass over “deaf” too lightly, reducing its impact and reducing the affect of its assonance with “heaven.” The correct scansion also sets us up for a punch on “bootless,” with the stressed syllable coming after two unstressed syllables.
mason.gmu.edu /~stichy/Scansion.html   (4618 words)

  
 <bSample Poetry Scansion and Terms</b
Scansion of a Verse from Poem #328 Emily Dickenson
The purpose of Scansion is to enjoy a poem both at first blush (the first reading with all the spontaneous emotions and reactions) as well as after analysis to appreciate its complexity.
But I invite you to let your mind and your imagination notic the oddities, the playfulness, the unique piece, the clever aspect, all of which make these poems "delicious" to read and appreciate over and over again.
www.unlv.edu /faculty/sabbath/handouts/PoetryScansion.html   (588 words)

  
 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - scansion
Basic meter is based on the fact that all syllables in English are either stressed (at one of several different levels) or unstressed.
scansion always seems extravagantly complicated when you first encounter it, because of all the jargon.
One thing I didn't realize about scansion for the LONGEST time is that there often is no "one right way" to scan a poem -- that different folks will disagree about where the stress lies, and whether it scans well or poorly.
www.everypoet.org /pffa/printthread.php?t=9896   (1506 words)

  
 {lime tree}: Comment on More on Meter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the area of metrical mimesis, scansion, it seems to me, is a useful tool for clarifying where sonic and semantic effects overlap, a means for showing one of the key ways powerful poems subtly and subliminally unfold their meanings.
I think the moralism attached to conventional notions of scansion can't be underestimated; in one of his early 70s essays David Antin quotes from Tate and Eliot re.
Kent--of course ideas of scansion should try to account for all kinds of poetry: the problem becomes one of justification: try explaining _every_ line break, as New Critical methodology would want one to do, in a longer Olson poem, or even a shorter Williams poem.
www.ksilem.com /weblog/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=328   (1009 words)

  
 ISP: MFM: Teacher's Guide: Scansion Guide
My purpose in writing this guide is to help anyone facing this task for the first time to learn a few simple principles that will teach them everything they have to know to get started.
Scansion is the practice of checking the rhythm of speech written in verse.
On a very fundamental level the purpose of writing a speech in verse in the first place is not to be "poetic," but to give it a pulse that makes it easier to speak and easier to hear.
www.holycross.edu /departments/theatre/projects/isp/measure/teachguide/scansion.html   (4158 words)

  
 EBAE - RULE IX - POETRY, SCANSION AND STRESS
Contractions should not be used in scansion where both stressed and unstressed syllables are shown.
Where a foot sign occurs within a word, the hyphen, followed by a space, is used after the syllable ending the foot.
Contractions may be used in scansion where stressed or unstressed syllables are not shown.
www.brl.org /ebae/rule09.html   (449 words)

  
 everypoet.com - every poet for everyman, every resource for every poet
It's rather appropriate that the forum with the most rules is, in fact, the forum for formal, metrical poetry.
If you post a poem to the Scansion Mansion, and the moderators are literally incapable of seeing any way that the poem could be considered metrical, the moderators reserve the right to move it to another, non-metrical forum, such as General or General CandC.
Scansion Mansion Welcome -- You'll find a whole assortment of links here to help you with metrical terminology, forms, scansion, and more.
www.everypoet.com /guidelines_scan.htm   (385 words)

  
 Language Log: An internet pilgrim's guide to accentual-syllabic verse
In the comments, Charles Hartman raised a valid point about the (in)appropriateness of the classical taxonomy of foot types as a basis for metrical description, and also asked what sort of linguistic analysis might be genuinely useful in analyzing poetic rhythm.
The scansion shows us how the underlying pattern (here a seven-beat line with one or two intervening syllables) is realized in each line of the poem.
Nevertheless, the basic rules of meter and scansion remain the same: there are a certain number of strong ("beat") syllables per line, with a specified number of intervening syllables permitted between the beats.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001172.html   (4300 words)

  
 The Alsop Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You wrote: "then the scansion of the piece is less important than the use of hard and soft vowel sounds (especially accompanied by fricative or stopped consonants, respectively) as in zephyr gently...
Scansion is a system of notation, a way of describing what the poem is doing metrically, but it is a bit like taking a fl and white photo of a chromatic three-dimensional scene.
Scansion is not an exact science, particularly when we deal with the prosody of another era, and sometimes a line admits of more than one possibility.
www.alsopreview.com /gaz/noted/challenge.html   (5875 words)

  
 Sarabande In Education
Belle Waring: The thing to remember about scansion is that if you are a native English speaker you already know it, or rather you have an ear for it that will let you apply the principles easily.
Scansion's been as difficult for me as iambic pentameter.
Belle Waring: THere is just one PS to my little mini lecture on scansion.
www.sarabandebooks.org /sie/chatarchive/1016569896675   (2362 words)

  
 Formal Features of Jónas Hallgrímsson's Poetry: Appendix A. The Scansion of Lines of Modern Icelandic ...
Icelandic is not an "iambic" language: it contains almost no disyllabic words that have their main stress on the second syllable.
The system of scansion used in analyzing modern Icelandic stanzaic verse is an artificial one, like all systems of scansion.
It is based on the assumption that the language --- and much of the verse written in it --- exhibits a falling rhythm.
www.library.wisc.edu /etext/Jonas/Prosody/Prosody-AppA.html   (825 words)

  
 CNR Classics Dept:Vergil Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thursday, January 31: Introduction to the rules of poetic scansion; practice of writing and reading scansion aloud, both with and without a script; analysis of Vergilian poetic rhythm and its impact on sense.
Tuesday, March 5: Translation of assigned lines 370-402 of Aeneid I; scansion and sight translation to line 402.
Scansion and sight translation of lines 628-636 (The gift of the Golden Bough).
www.cnr.edu /home/araia/vergilsyllabus.htm   (1606 words)

  
 Scansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Scansion is the analysis of a line of poetry for foot and
There are four basic feet, two for two-syllable units and two for three-syllable units: the names are Greek because we trace one system of poetic scansion back to the Greeks.
If you feel that you need to complete your lexicon of feet, there are two more feet in addition to the above six, but they are used so infrequently in scansion, you really do need not to worry about using them.
www.stedwards.edu /hum/klawitter/poetics/scansion.html   (596 words)

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