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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “Bad news won’t ever hurt my soul...”

a.
b*.
a.
b*.

9+3.
8+4.
9+3.
8.

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

Bad news won’t ever hurt my soul, (*) (*) (*)
Nor do it any miseries— (*) (*) (*) (*)
My faithful dogs protect my home (*) (*) (*)
From thieves and sassy visitors.

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