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

The Structure of the Poem “They won’t cheat me with any dress...”

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

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

They won’t cheat me with any dress, (*) (*)
I know well their watchful eye. (*) (*) (*) (*)
These foul dogs sniff up the steps (*) (*)
Of the best sons of our time.

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