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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

dagger in the heart
damned if you do and damned if you don't
dances to the beat of a different drummer
dangle a carrot in front of him
dark horse
david versus goliath
day late and a dollar short
dead as a doornail
dead cat bounce
dead presidents
dead ringer
dead to rights
deal with it
dealt a fatal blow
death by a thousand cuts
deep six something
deer in headlights
diamond in the rough
dig for gold
dig yourself into a hole
dip your toe in the water
dirt cheap
do a one-eighty
do as i say and not as i do
do birds fly
do or die
do the dutch
do unto others as you would have other do unto you
do what it takes
do you feel me
does my heart good
does the pope wear a funny hat
doesn't have both oars in the water
doesn't stand a chance
doesn't stand a prayer
dog eat dog
dog it
dog's life
dogs bark but the caravan moves on
dogs bollocks
dogs have masters cats have staff
doing time
don't bite the hand that feeds you
don't come the raw prawn with me
don't count your chickens before they're hatched
don't do anything i wouldn't do
don't get your knickers in a knot
don't get your knickers in a twist
don't get your panties in a wad
don't go there
don't have two nickels to rub together
don't hold your breath
don't know him from adam
don't look a gift horse in the mouth
don't look back
don't make a fuss
don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining!
don't rock the boat
don't shoot me i'm just the messenger
don't sweat it
don't take any wooden nickels
don't tempt fate
dot the i's and cross the t's
double whammy
down and out
down in the mouth
down on your luck
down the hatch
drain the lizard
draw a blank
dream on
dressed to kill
dressed to the nines
drink the kool-aid
drive me nuts
drive me to drink
drive me up a wall
drive the porcelain bus
driving me crazy
driving your ducks to a poor pond
drop a dime
drop in the bucket
drop me a line
dropping like flies
drown your sorrows
drunk as a skunk
dry as a bone
duck soup
dumb as a fox
dumb as a post
dumb as a stump
dumber than a bag of hammers
dumber than a box of rocks