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
roses are red
sands of time
season's greetings
shadow of my soul
silence is golden
spice of life
star crossed lovers
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

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
abandon ship
about face
above board
absence makes the heart grow fonder
absolute power corrupts absolutely
ace in the hole
ace up his sleeve
achilles heel
acid test
acorn doesn't fall far from the tree
actions speak louder than words
after my own heart
airing dirty laundry
all bent out of shape
all bets are off
all dressed up and nowhere to go
all ears
all for one and one for all
all hands on deck
all hands to the pump
all heck breaks loose
all hell breaks loose
all in a day's work
all in due time
all over the map
all paled in comparison
all talk and no action
all that glitters is not gold
all that jazz
all the bits and pieces
all thumbs
all wet
all work and no play
all's fair in love and war
all's well that ends well
already got one paw on the chicken coop
altitude is determined by attitude
always a bridesmaid
always look on the bright side
am i my brother's keeper
an apple a day keeps the doctor away
an arm and a leg
an idle mind is the devil's playground
an oldie but a goodie
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
another day another dollar
another nail in the coffin
ants in his pants
any friend of yours is a friend of mine.
any port in a storm
anything goes
apple of my eye
are you a man or a mouse
are you fair dinkum
armed to the teeth
around the horn
as all get out
as beautiful as the day is long
as dense as a london fog
as far as the eye can see
as good as gold
as honest as the day is long
as if!!
as luck would have it
as many chins as a chinese phone book
as plain as the nose on your face
as snug as a bug in a rug
as tender as a mother's heart
as the crow flies
as time passes by
as useful as a lead balloon
as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party
ashes to ashes
ask me no questions and i'll tell you no lies
ask not what your country can do for you
asleep at the wheel
ass backwards
ass over tea kettle
at the crack of dawn
at the drop of a hat
at the eleventh hour
at the end of my rope
at the end of the day...
at the end of the pecking order
at the last minute
at wits' end
atta boy
atta girl
ax to grind