History:

Amanda’s Pinch is a form created by Amanda Norton on AllPoetry.com, and we’re still trying to find the original source page for this.

Structure:

  • stanza of 8 lines
  • syllable count 12/12/10/8/8/10/12/12
  • Rhyme Scheme abcDDcba
  • Line 5 repeats line 4
  • Alliteration is required in every line
  • poem should be centered on the page: this is because the visual impression of pinch and release/expand is vital

Source:

Poet’s Collective
All Poetry