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

The Structure of the Poem “I’ve spent my life in abject beggary...”

a*.
B.
a*.
B.

10+2.
10+4.
10+2.
8.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8.

I’ve spent my life in abject beggary, (*) (*)
And want to be a duke or even a prince. (*) (*) (*) (*)
Someone may say that it’s my vagary, (*) (*)
But it’s my wholehearted dream.

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