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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

face like a bag of spanners
face like a bulldog chewing on a wasp
face like a burst couch
face like a dropped meat pie
face only a mother could love
face that would scare a dog out of a butcher shop
faint heart never a true love knows
fair haired one
fair weather friend
fall guy
fall head over heels
fall through the cracks
falling off a log
family affair
fan the flames
fancy meeting you here
far cry
fast buck
fat as a cow
fat as a pig
fat chance
feather in his cap
federal case
fell off my plate
few bricks shy
few fries short of a happy meal
few sandwiches short of a picnic
fickle finger of fate
fifty fifty
fight like cats and dogs
figure it out
filthy rich
fine and dandy
fine as wine
fine line
finer than frog hair
firing on all cylinders
first things first
fish or cut bait
fish out of water
fit as a fiddle
fit to be hung
fit to be tied
fits like a glove
fits like a hand in glove
flash as a rat with a gold tooth
flash in the pan
flat as a board
flat as a pancake
fleet footed
flip flop
flip your lid
flog a dead horse
flown the coop
fly by night
fly by the book
fly by the seat of your pants
fly in the ointment
fly on the wall
follow the leader
following in his footsteps
fool and his money are soon parted
fools gold
for crying out loud
for pete's sake
forever and a day
fork it over
fork out
four one one
free as a bird
free reign
frog in a frying pan
frog in my throat
from day one
from here to timbuktu
full monty
full of himself
full of hot air
full of mischief
funny business
fur coat and no knickers
fur fly