Learn about to Scansion of Poetry

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Poetry Bug: Thanks. When you break a line of poetry down into its metrical feet, it is called scansion.

Poetry Bug: Usually a small line (like this: ` ) is used to show a stressed syllable, and the curved line (like the mark above the following "s": š ) is used to show an unstressed syllable.

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