Pronunciation: (skan'shun), [key]
n. Pros.
the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are ˘ for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or ' for a long or accented syllable, ^ for a rest, | for a foot division, and || for a caesura or pause.

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