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

The Structure of the Poem “Why do I run toward a knife?..”

A.
A.

8+4.
8+4.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12.

Why do I run toward a knife? (*) (*) (*) (*)
Because has come the proper time. (*) (*) (*) (*)

A.
A.

8+4.
8.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8.

And why does he sit in the slime? (*) (*) (*) (*)
Because he likes the croaker’s life.

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