There are many types of poetry, some of them are haiku, cinquain, limerick, and diamante.
Haiku is in 3 lines,and is usually an event in time. The syllable count for haiku is 5, 7, 5.
Cinquain is in 5 lines and it is a story or description using a syllable base 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.
Limerick is in 5 lines and the topic needs to be something that is usually humorous, and is emphasis on the 2nd 5th and 8th beats.
Diamante is 7 lines, but the word count goes in 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, wich makes it in the shape of a diamond. It uses nouns, adjectives and verbs.
Haiku, cinquain, limerick and diamante are 4 different types of poetry.