:Metrical grid:

A graphical representation of the the relative prominence in a word or phrase. The horizontal axis consists of slots associated to the syllables of the word/phrase. The vertical axis consists of a number of levels, corresponding to the syllable, the foot, the word and so on. Prominence at a particular level is marked by the addition of * above the relevant syllable. Below is an example grid for the English word restoration.

word *
foot * *
syllable * * * *
rest or a tion