Scansion in Poetry: Definition & Examples


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What is scansion?

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1. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

2. What is a strong syllable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be assessed on scansion in poetry when you utilize this quiz/worksheet combo. Expect questions on syllables and tailless trochees, which will help determine your expertise in scansion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definitions of scansion and strong syllable
  • Example of a tailless trochee
  • Metrical substitution in poetry

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scansion in poetry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as scansion and strong syllable
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tailless trochees
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about metrical substitution

Additional Learning

To learn more about scansion, review the accompanying lesson, Scansion in Poetry: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe scansion in poetry
  • Identify four common types of metrical feet
  • Explain how scansion is used to deconstruct lines of poetry