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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

i beg to differ
i can't breathe witout you
i can't live without you
i can't stomach that
i could whip you with one arm tied behind my back
i hate to say this but
i have no bones about that
i heard that!
i love you more than
i need that like i need a hole in my head
i never met a man i didn't like
i second that
i want my place in the sun
i wasn't born yesterday
i wouldn't p#ss on your teeth if they were on fire
i wouldn't trust him as far as i could spit
i'd lose my head if it wasn't attached
i'll be a monkey's uncle
i'll be damned
i'll be the judge of that
i'll bet a dollar to a doughnut
i'll bet dollars to doughnuts
i'll fix you
i'll leave you with something to chew on
i'm not getting any younger
i've got it covered
i've had it up to here
ice water in his veins
icing on the cake
idle hands are the devil's workshop
if i've said it once
if the shoe fits
if wishes were horses
if you can't stand the heat
if you can't take mohammed to the mountain
if you chase two rabbits
if you don't have anything nice to say
if you get the sense
if you're going to talk the talk
ill-fated idea
in a coon's age
in a wink
in cold blood
in fine fettle
in for a penny
in harm's way
in on the ground floor
in one fell swoop
in the black
in the cards
in the clear
in the hot seat
in the joint
in the nick of time
in the pink
in the red
in two shakes of a lamb's tail
in your dreams
in your face
inched out
indian giver
is a frog's #ss water tight
is a pig pork
is it soup yet
is the pope catholic
isn't all it's cracked up to be
it ain't over till the fat lady sings
it ain't rocket science
it is good to be king
it takes two to tango
it will do
it won't fly
it's a game of inches
it's a lemon
it's a wash
it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
it's all over but the crying
it's better than a sharp stick in the eye
it's business
it's in the bag
it's never too late to learn
it's no use crying over spilled milk
it's not a sprint
it's not over till it's over
it's not the size of the dog in the fight. it's the size of the fight in the dog.
it's not whether you win or lose
it's raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock
it's what's on the inside that counts