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SCANSION Scansion is the act of analyzing a poem for its meter and stresses, or rhythm. When "scanning," one marks syllables as stressed and unstressed; then divides the lines into feet, units containing one stressed syllable and one or more unstressed syllables; and counts the number of resultant units.
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