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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

pack it in
pain in the #ss
pain in the neck
paint yourself into a corner
pandora's box
paper over
paper tiger
par for the course
pass away
pass on
pass the buck
pass the hat
passed with flying colors
path of least resistance
pay as you go
pay lip service
pay the piper
pay through the nose
payback is a b#tch
pearls before swine
peas in a pod
peel the onion
pencil it in
penny for your thoughts
penny pincher
penny saved is a penny earned
penny wise and pound foolish
people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
perception becomes reality
phone it in
pick of the litter
pick the low hanging fruit
picture's worth a thousand words
piece of cake
pig dog
pig headed
pig out
pin our hopes on
piss on the chips
pissed to the gills
pissing in the wind
plain and simple
plain as day
play ball
play for the name on the front of your jersey
play it by ear
play second fiddle to
play the field
play the hand you're dealt
play the race card
play with the big boys
plenty of other fish in the sea
plenty of other fish to fry
plunk down
poison the well
poor as a church mouse
pop a vein
pot calling the kettle black
pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
pound for pound
pound of flesh
pound the pavement
pound the table
pounding of his lonely heart
pour oil on trouble waters
pour the kool-aid
powers of darkness
preach the choir
preach to the converted
press the flesh
pretty penny
propped up
pull a rabbit out of a hat
pull any stunts
pull the wool over your eyes
pull your leg
pulling your hair
punch his lights out
punched in the gut
pure as the driven snow
push the envelope
push your buttons
pushing up daisies
put a cork in it
put a lid on it
put a sock in it
put it through its paces
put on ice
put out some feelers
put that in your pipe and smoke it
put the pedal to the metal
put two and two together
put your best foot forward
put your foot in your mouth
put your heart into it
put your money where your mouth is
putting the cart before the horse