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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “There was once a man of the world...”

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There was once a man of the world, (*) (*) (*)
Who was able to do any work. (*) (*) (*)
He was wise, never hurt he a fly, (*) (*) (*)
Nor a woman, tho’ he’d gotten four wives.

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