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

The Structure of the Poem “The watch is ticking quietly...”

a*.
B.
a*.
B.

8+2.
6+4.
8+2.
6.

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

The watch is ticking quietly, (*) (*)
It says, “Tick-tock, tick-tock...” (*) (*) (*) (*)
Some persons giggle silently, (*) (*)
Some—at their voices’ tops.

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