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There are different ways in which John Keats chooses to write him poems. Some of these are...:
 
Ballad: This is a narrative or poem which addresses themes relevant in Romanticism such as love, courage, the mysterious and the supernatural. It has a set rhyme scheme.
 
Ex.
  • La Belle Dame sans Merci

Ode: A lyric poem usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal structure.
 
Ex.
  • Ode on a Grecian Urn
  • Ode to a Nightingale
  • Ode on Melancholy
  • Ode to Autumn
  • Ode to Psyche

Sonnet: A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure.
 
Ex.
  • When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be
  • Keen, Fitful Gusts...
  • On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
  • Bright Star! would I were as steadfast as thou art.

Epic:A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds .
 
Ex.
  • Hyperion