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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

jack it in
jack of all trade
jack of all trades
jack of all trades and a master of none
jack ofll tradesnd master of none
jack up
jerk off
jiminy christmas
job for life
job losses
job share
jobs for all
jobs for the boys
jockey for position
jockeying for position
jog your memory
johnny-come-lately
joined at the hip
joined at the hip to be
joined up thinking
journey of a thousand miles begins with the first
journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step
joy and sorrow
joyless pleasure
judge a book by it cover
judge a book by its cover
judgement day
judicial process
jump at the chance
jump down your throat
jump in with both feet
jump off the bandwagon
jump on the bandwagon
jump ship
jump the gun
jump to conclusions
jumped her bones
jumping jack
jungle drums
junk food
jury is out
jury is still out
jury is still out the
jury service
jury's still out
just a cotton pickin' minute here
just a drop in the bucket
just a hop
just a minute
just a second
just admiring the view
just around the bend
just as sweet as you please
just be yourself
just dessert
just desserts
just do it
just fell off the turnip truck
just like riding a bike
just my two cents
just say no
just the man I wanted to see
just the ticket
just the tip of the iceberg
just thought i'd throw that in
just trying to be friendly
just washed my hair and cant do a thing with it
just what the doctor ordered
justice is blind