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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.

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Popular Cliches

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
back stabber
baited breath
baptism by fire
bated breath
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
beauty is only skin deep
big heart
broken heart
cry over spilled milk
do you feel me
does my heart good
driving me crazy
endless words
everything's coming up roses
faint heart never a true love knows
fall head over heels
fall through the cracks
fan the flames
far as the eye can see
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
hang in there
have a heart
heart breaker
heavy heart
hollow soul
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
rose by any other name
roses are red
sands of time
season's greetings
shadow of my soul
silence is golden
solitary soul
soul full of longing
soul full of sorrow
soul of discretion
spice of life
star crossed lovers
stars like diamonds
stop and smell the roses
tender as a mother's heart
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
violets are blue
waiting for the dust to settle
waiting for your ship to come in
weary heart
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

e ticket ride
each and every
eager beaver
eager for the fray
eagle eye
eagle eyed
ear candy
ear to the ground
early bath
early bird catches the worm
early bird gets the worm
early retirement
early to bed
early to bed early to rise makes a man health wealthy and wise
early warning
earmark something
earn her keep
earn his keep
earn one's stripes
earned his wings
earth moved
earth shaking
ease off
easier said than done
easily led
easy answer
easy as 1-2-3
easy as 123
easy as abc
easy as pie
easy come easy go
easy does it
easy going
easy touch
easy way or the hard way
eat crow
eat dirt
eat drink and be merry
eat humble pie
eat lead
eat like a horse
eat like a pig
eat my dust
eat my hat
eat one's words
eat your gun
eat your heart out
eat your own dog food
eat your words
eaten out of house and home
eather in his cap
eather in one's cap
eating crow
eating humble pie
ecessary evil
economic slump
economical with the truth
effect changes
effect lasting change
egg on
egg on your face
eggs in one basket
eight hundred pound gorilla
eighty six
element of doubt
elementary my dear watson
elephant in the room
elevator doesn't go all the way to the top
eleventh hour
elvis has left the building
emotional blackmail
emotional roller coaster
emphasize the wrong syllable
empty flattery
empty gesture
empty promises
enchilada the whole
end game
end justifies the means
end of a chapter
end of my rope
end of the day
end of the line
end of the road
end over end
end result
endless words
enemy of the state
enjoy being a girl
enjoy being alive
enough already
enough to piss off the pope
entirely absent
environmental hazard
environmentally friendly
equal footing
equal opportunities
equal partners
equal terms
escape clause
escape committee
escape hatch
established conclusive evidence of
et tu brute
eternal triangle
ethnic cleansing
even a blind squirrel
even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while
even at the turning of the tide
even keel
even money
even steven
even stevens
even the playing field
even the sun shines on a dogs ass some days
evenly matched
every cloud has a silver lining
every dark cloud has a silver lining
every dog has its day
every fiber of my being
every last penny
every man for himself
every man has his price
every man has stupid thoughts only wise men keep t
every rose has its thorn
every tom dick and harry
every which way but loose
everybody out
everybody's doing it
everyone and his brother
everyone has their cross to bear
everyone's a critic
everything but the kitchen sink
everything comes out in the wash
everything in the garden is rosy
everything to play for
everything under the sun
everything will be alright
everything's all right
everything's coming up daisies
everything's coming up roses
everything's copasetic
everything's hunky dory
everything's jake
evil eye
evil twin
exact counterpart
exact replica
exceedingly well read
exception that proves the rule
exception which proves the ruleproposal
exclusive opportunity
excuse me while i kiss this guy
excuse my french
existential angst
expect the unexpected
experts agree
explore reforms
explosion of
extra income
extraordinary rendition
eye for an eye
eye for an eye tooth for a tooth
eye of newt and toe of frog wool of bat and tongue
eye of the hurricane
eye of the tiger
eye to eye
eye witness
eye witness account
eyeball someone or something
eyeball to eyeball
eyes in the back of her head
eyes like a hawk