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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “Today without grin...”

A.
B.
A.
B.

1+

5+1.
5+3.
5+1.
5+3.

1-3-5.
1-3-5-7.
1-3-5.
1-3-5-7.

(To)day without grin (*)
I am walking on, (*) (*) (*)
This unlucky year (*)
Much has happened wrong. (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.

 

7+1.
6+3.
7+1.
6.

2-4-6-8.
2-4-6-8.
2-4-6-8.
2-4-6.

Each of my (steps is an er)ror, (*)
As if I am confined... (*) (*) (*)
And the large-(panel aber)rance (*)
Beholds me from both sides.

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