I cannot remember where I picked up this word, but it sounds like one thing and means another….
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.
1645–55; Late Latin scānsiōn- (stem of scānsiō), Latin: a climbing, equivalent to scāns (us) (past participle of scandere to climb) + -iōn
Source cited: “scansion.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 28 Feb. 2012. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scansion
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