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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

wait for the ink to dry
waiting for the dust to settle
waiting for the other shoe to drop
waiting for your ship to come in
wake-up and smell the coffee
wake-up call
wake-up on the wrong side of the bed
walk on the wild side
walk softly and carry a big stick
walked a mile in their shoes
walking on eggshells
walled garden
walls have ears
walls start closing in
wash your hands of something
washed up
watch your mouth
watched pot never boils
watching the clock
water water everywhere
wave the white flag
way to a man's heart is through his stomach
way to go einstein!
way to go grace
we'll cross that bridge when we come to it
we'll jump that fence when we get to it
we're gonna tie one on tonight
wear many hats
wear your heart out on your sleeve
welcome to my hell
welcome to the club
well off
were you born in a barn
were you raised by wolves
wet behind the ears
wet blanket
wet dream
wham bam thank you mam
what a blast
what a duck!
what a square
what a tangled web we weave
what a way to go
what a zoo
what are you chicken
what are you stewing about
what does that have to do with the price of tea in china
what goes around comes around
what goes up
what in tar nation
what on earth is wrong with me
what rock did you crawl out from under
what you see
what you see is what you get
what's a little among friends
what's cookin' good lookin'
what's going down
what's good for the goose is good for the gander
what's he been smoking
what's that got to do with the price of eggs in chicago
what's up with that
what's up!
what's wrong with this picture
whatever floats your boat
whatever tickles your fancy
whatever turns you on
wheel is turning but the hamster is dead
when all is said and done
when hell freezes over
when in rome
when it rains
when life gives you lemons
when pigs fly
when push comes to shove
when the going gets tough
when you lie with dogs
where there's smoke there's fire
where's the beef
whistling in the dark
white elephant gift
white knuckle ride
who died and left you in charge
who's the man
whole enchilada
whole nine yards
whole shootin' match
whoop it up
why buy the cow when the milk is free
why close the barn door after the horse is gone
why on god's green earth
wig out
wing it
winning combination
wipe the slate clean
wish upon a star
wishy washy
witch hunt
with one hand tied behind my back
with tongue firmly planted in cheek
wolf in sheep's clothing
word that was left unspoken
words that were left unspoken
work into a lather
work like a dog
work the crowd
work the room
work your fingers to the bone
worker bee
working my last good nerve
world of hurt
world of trouble
world on a string
worm has turned
worry wart
worth its weight in gold
wound tighter than a spring
wrong side of the tracks