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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

land of milk and honey
last ditch effort
last hurrah
laugh a minute
laugh all the way to the bank
lay down the law
lay my cards on the table
leave no stone unturned
leave your mark
left at the altar
legend in his own mind
leopard doesn't change its spots
lesser of two evils
let bygones be bygones
let sleeping dogs lie
let the cat out of the bag
let's roll
let's split
licking one's wounds
lie down with lions
life is a bowl of cherries
life's a b#tch
light as a feather
light at the end of the tunnel
light in the loafers
lightning never strikes the same place twice
lights are on but there's nobody home
lights out
like a bull in a china shop
like a chicken with his head cut off
like a coiled spring
like a lost dog in the high weeds
like butter
like chalk and cheese
like father
like it's going out of style
like oil and water
like shooting ducks on a pond
like there is no tomorrow
like white on rice
line in the sand
lion's den
lion's share
lipstick on a pig
litmus test
little bird told me
little of this little of that
live and learn
living high off the hog
llie like a rug
long and short of it
long arm of the law
long in the tooth
long row to hoe
long shot
long time no see
long ways away
look before you leap
look into your heart
look out!
look over your shoulder
looking at the world through rosy colored glasses
looking for a needle in a haystack
looking into my soul
loose cannon
loose your shirt
lord willin' and the creek don't rise
lose your lunch
lost a step
lost in each others
love is blind
love make the world go round
love's embrace
loves conquers all things
lower than a snake's belly
luck of the draw