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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “Spring waters went away...”

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+2.
7+3.
6+2.
7+3.

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

Spring waters went away, (*) (*)
And when the land dried out, (*) (*) (*)
The frights came to the square, (*) (*)
And to the sun came clouds. (*) (*) (*)

A.
B.
A.
B.

6+2.
8+2.
6+2.
6.

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

A fright sits on a fright (*) (*)
And drives it with another freak. (*) (*)
But many people like (*) (*)
These ugly monsters’ deeds.

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