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

The Structure of the Poem “I forgave her Johnny...”

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6+2.
5+3.
6+2.
5.

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

I forgave her Johnny, (*) (*)
One-eyed Jim and Bruce, (*) (*) (*)
And I asked her only (*) (*)
Not to tighten the noose.

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