Lyric Poetry: here the poet expresses the desire embodied in the poem directly; it may take a form that is song-like.
Elegy: a formal expression of the poet’s grief of death or another sorrowful event.
Pastoral: a mostly lyric poem dealing with outdoor and country life and idealized figures like shepherds, nymphs, etc.
Narrative: tells of an incident and events.
Ballads: one form will have 4 lines to a verse in which the second and fourth line has an end rhyme. There are several forms.
Blank Verse: a poem without end rhymes, but written in pentameter (five feet).
Epics: a lengthy narrative poem in which the poet speaks of heroic and supernatural events, etc.
Dramatic Poetry: of the sort Shakespeare wrote.
Sonnets: A Sonnet is, by definition a “Little Love Song,” but the form lends itself to the expression of other subjects, i.e. humor.