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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “There is no more beautiful country...”

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10+3.
11+4.
10+3.
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1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
2-4-6-8-10.

There is no (*) more (beautiful coun)try, (*) (*) (*)
And may the nations never come to know (*) (*) (*) (*)
That among (*) all ex(isting nostal)gias, (*) (*) (*)
The one for noble Rossia is the strongest.

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