The Rhythmic Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poems and Songs.

The Structure of the Poem “An outsider will step in my soul...”

a.
B.
a.
B.

10+3.
8+5.
10+3.
8+5.

1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
2-4-6-8-10-12.

An outsider (*) will (step in my so)ul, (*) (*) (*)
And he (*) also (may spit in it). (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Such foul tricks (*) are the (only go)al, (*) (*) (*)
For which (*) that out(sider exists). (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.

9+2.
9+4.
11+2.
9.

1-3-5-7-9-11.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
2-4-6-8.

He’s a one (*) of the (verso world), (*) (*)
A character (*) (who’s out of o)urs. (*) (*) (*) (*)
But if (he were a one) (*) of the (world that’s beyond), (*) (*)
It’d be (*) much more (calmer for o)thers.

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