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

The Structure of the Poem “Oh, how difficult is our time!..”

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10+5.
13*+3.
6+3.
6.

1-4-7-10-13.
1-4-7-10-13-16.
3-6-9.
3-6.

Oh, how difficult is our time!.. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Who is that passer-by? (*) (*) (*) Be ye all eyes. (*) (*) (*)
It may happen (that he’s a) spy, (*) (*) (*)
But perhaps (he’s a good) guy.

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