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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

game is on the line
garlic milkshake
get a life
get a room
get a word in edgewise
get all worked up
get an earful
get back up on the horse
get cleaned out
get crushed
get down
get it
get lost
get my message
get off
get out of dodge
get out of here
get out of my hair
get over the hump
get the ball rolling
get the hook
get to the bottom of it
get up off the mat
get with the program
get your arms around it
get your ducks in a row
get your feet wet
get your foot in the door
get your head in the game
getting hitched
give a hoot
give and take
give it a rest
give it a whirl
give it away
give me a hand
give the shirt off your back
give them a finger
give them a hand
give them an inch
give your right arm
gives 110 percent
glimmer of hope
gloss over
glutton for punishment
go against the grain
go back to the well
go balistic
go belly up
go crazy
go down hill
go dutch
go figure
go fly a kite
go for broke
go head to head
go jump in the lake
go out in a blaze of glory
go out on a limb
go over his head
go overboard
go postal
go the extra mile
go through the motions
go through the roof
go together hand in hand
go too far
go with your gut
god speed
god willing
going bananas
going gang-busters
gold digger
golden child
good beginning makes a good ending
good call
good crack
good fences make good neighbors
good man is hard to find
good rule of thumb
good soldier
good things come to he who waits
good to go
good to the last drop
goofing off
got a leg up
got beat like a drum
got burned
got him by the short hairs
got lost in the shuffle
got off on the wrong foot
got schooled
got spanked
got swept
got the stuffing beat out of him
got under my skin
got whooped
got your nose all pushed out of shape
grasping at straws
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
grease a palm
green eyed monster
green horn
green with envy
greener pastures
grey hairs
grin and bear it
grinning from ear to ear
ground rules
groundhog day
growing like a weed
gunning for
guns blazing
gut check