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

The Structure of the Poem “I’ve prepared a report...”

A.
b*.
A.
b*.

7+1.
5+3.
7+1.
5+3.

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

I’ve prepared a report, (*)
Mr. General: (*) (*) (*)
That purveyor is a dog, (*)
Mr. General. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b*.
A.
b*.

7+1.
5+3.
7+1.
5+3.

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

Our enemy is strong, (*)
Mr. General, (*) (*) (*)
Our barracks are far off, (*)
Mr. General. (*) (*) (*)

A.
B.
A.
B.

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

1-3-5-7.
1-3-5-7-9.
1-3-5-7.
1-3-5-7.

Our soldiers are too shy, (*)
They won’t rush to the attack. (*) (*) (*)
So we can’t go on to fight, (*)
What we can is to go back.

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