The Rhythmic Structure of Poems and Songs on Vladimir Vysotsky.

The Structure of Anonymous’ Poem “The Poet’s dead!—a slave to honor...”

a.
B.
a.
B.

11*+3.
8+4.
9+3.
8+4.

2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12.

The Poet’s dead!— (*) (*) a slave to honor... (*) (*) (*)
It’s happed again in such a way! (*) (*) (*) (*)
But far and wide it’s been long known (*) (*) (*)
That short is the Russian poets’ stay. (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.

9+3.
8+4.
11*+3.
8.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8.

At present they respect Vysotsky, (*) (*) (*)
And say he was a gifted man... (*) (*) (*) (*)
Give up your wiles! (*) (*) The Lord’s voice was he— (*) (*) (*)
A splendid poet and a Man.

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