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Poetry Clichés | Cliches in Poetry

A List of Clichés in Poetry. This page contains examples of clichés in poetry and a comprehensive list of clichés . These are clichés and overused sayings you may find in poetry, however,  the exhaustive list of clichés or trite phrases may be found in other forms of writing. It is a good practice to avoid use of these phases in poetry unless used in a completely original way.

Popular Cliches

a broken heart
a hollow soul
a rose by any other name
a solitary soul
a soul full of longing
a soul full of sorrow
a soul of discretion
a weary heart
absence makes the heart grow fonder
actions speak louder than words
after my own heart
all's fair in love and war
apple of my eye
as far as the eye can see
as good as gold
as tender as a mother's heart
as time passes by
back stabber
baited breath
baptism by fire
bated breath
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
beauty is only skin deep
big heart
cry over spilled milk
do you feel me
does my heart good
driving me crazy
endless words
every dog has his day
everything's coming up roses
faint heart never a true love knows
fall head over heels
fall through the cracks
fan the flames
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
hang in there
have a heart
heart breaker
heavy heart
i can't breathe witout you
i can't live without you
i love you more than
in the nick of time
keep your chin up
kissing the rose
looking into my soul
lost in each others
love is blind
love make the world go round
love's embrace
loves conquers all things
more than meets the eye
more than words can express
my head is spinning
my heart aches for you
my heart clings to you
my heart cries out to you
my heart is a lonely hunter
my heart is aflame
my heart is an open book
my heart is drowning in sorrow
my heart is in my hand
my heart is on fire
my heart is weary
my heart laid bare
my heart longs for you
my heart reached out
my heart sings to you
my heart waits for you
my heart will always be true
my heart will never be free
my heart withered like
my lonely heart
my lonely soul
my open soul
my soul is a shadow
my soul is alone
my soul is on fire
my soul laid bare
my soul reached out
my soul took flight
my stomach is tied up in knots
my tears fell like rain
my wandering soul
my weary soul
no man is an island
no one understands me
one in million
one true love
over and over again
pearls before swine
pounding of his lonely heart
reached new heights
red roses
road less traveled
sands of time
season's greetings
shadow of my soul
silence is golden
spice of life
stars like diamonds
stop and smell the roses
test the waters
thorn in my side
til the end of time
time after time
time and again
time heals all wounds
tip of the iceberg
two hearts
waiting for the dust to settle
waiting for your ship to come in
when all is said and done
wish upon a star
word that was left unspoken
words that were left unspoken
you clawed at my heart
you held onto my heart
you make the sun shine
you set my heart on fire
you tore my heart
you tore out my heart
young and in love
your cheating heart
your lying heart

More Cliches & Poems

caca me me scheme
call a spade a spade
call it a day
call off the dogs
call someone on the carpet
call the shots
can it!
can of corn
can of whoop ass
can of worms
can you spare a dime
can't have your cake and eat it too
can't hold a candle to
can't judge a book by its cover
can't learn to swim without getting in the water
can't say enough about him
can't squeeze blood out of a turnip
can't teach an old dog new tricks
carry the team
case of the dancer blaming the stage
cash cow
cash in your chips
cash is king
cash it in
cast a very long shadow
cat got your tongue
cat nap
cat's meow
cat's whiskers
catch a falling knife
catch forty winks
catch my drift
catch on
catching some zzz's
caught me off guard
caught with his pants down
caught with your hand in the cookie jar
chain is only as strong as it's weakest link
champagne tastes and a beer budget
change your tune
changes hands
chatty cathy
cheap date
cheap shot
cheap trick
chew on
chew out
chew the fat
chewing nails and spitting tacks
chief cook and bottle washer
childs play
chill out
chip in
chip off the old block
chip on your shoulder
chomping at the bit
chopped liver
clean bill of health
clean sweep
clean your clock
clear as a bell
clear as mud
clear the air
climbing the walls
clock is ticking
close call
close early and often
close ranks
clucking and bucking with the other hens
clue me in
coast to coast
cock and bull story
coin a phrase
cold as a witch's tit
cold as cucumber
cold as ice
cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
cold feet
cold shoulder
colder than a well digger's ass
collared
come across
come again
come hell or high water
come in under the wire
come out of the closet
coming down in buckets
coming down the pike
compare apple and oranges
compare apples to apples
complete picture
cookie cutter
cooking with gas
cool as a cucumber
cool your heels
cool your jets
cop it sweet
couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper sack
couldn't find his way out of a paper bag
cover my ass
cowboy up
crack down
crack the code
crack the nut
crack the whip
cracking up
crap shoot
crazy as a loon
crazy like a fox
cream of the crop
crime doesn't pay
crocodile tears
cross the line
cry all the way to the bank
cry me a river
cry over spilled milk
cry uncle
cry wolf
curb your enthusiasm
curiosity killed the cat
cut a rug
cut and dry
cut corners
cut it
cut it out
cut off your nose to spite your face
cut the cheese
cut the mustard
cut to the chase
cut your losses
cut your teeth
cute as a button
cuts like a knife
cuts to the core
cuts to the quick