History:

The Andaree is a contemporary “invented” form created by Andrea Dietrich on the website PoetrySoup in Feb, 2015.

Structure:

  • syllable count of 11-9-7-5-3-1-3-5-7-9-11
  • rhyme scheme of AabbcbcbbaA
  • Line 1 is repeated in line 11
  • the poem is to be centered

Source:

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry/contests/andaree_-_11_lines_13753