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

The Structure of the Poem “He said to me that it’s a lie...”

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8+2.
8+4.
8+2.
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2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8.

He said to me that it’s a lie, (*) (*)
That after death we’ll be alive. (*) (*) (*) (*)
But later on I had a dream, (*) (*)
Where the Old Serpent laughed at him.

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