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

The Structure of the Poem “He’d gotten whatever wanted...”

a.
B.
a.
B.

7+1.
6+2.
7+1.
6+4.

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

He’d gotten whatever wanted— (*)
Enjoyment, laugh and fun, (*) (*)
But, as the saying goes, (*)
God hates a greedy one. (*) (*) (*) (*)

A.
B.
A.
B.

6+2.
6+2.
6+2.
6.

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

It was enough for him (*) (*)
To get nor this nor that, (*) (*)
And all has disappeared, (*) (*)
There’s nothing in his hand.

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