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

The Structure of the Poem “We’ve gotten but a twinkling...”

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2+
1+
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6+1.
6+2.
6+2.
6+3.
6+2.
6.

2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5-8.
2-5-8.
2-5-8.
2-5.

We’ve got(ten but a) twinkling (*)
(For be)ing dumb and not hearing, (*) (*)
(For) enjoying and suffering, (*) (*)
(For) absorbing and giving, (*) (*) (*)
For ha(ving and not) having, (*) (*)
(For) retai(ning and for)giving.

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