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

The Structure of the Poem “Raise your hands, put unread ballots into boxes...”

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12+2.
12+2.
10+2.
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1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9.

Raise your hands, put unread ballots into boxes, (*) (*)
Be delighted with the speeches of glib talkers. (*) (*)
Do whatever want ye, sons of bitches, (*) (*)
But ye’ll reap a guerdon for your business.

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