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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

kangaroo court
kangaroo loose in the top paddock
katy bar the door
keel over
keen as mustard
keep a bad dog with you
keep a bad dog with you and the good dogs won't bi
keep a stiff upper lip
keep a wide berth
keep an eye on
keep an eye on you
keep body and soul together
keep danger at bay
keep fit
keep going on about it
keep it down
keep it simple
keep it simple stupid
keep it under your hat
keep it up
keep on taking the tablets
keep on truckin'
keep on your toes
keep schtum
keep something at bay
keep the ball rolling
keep the door open
keep the home fires burning
keep the shiny side up
keep up with the joneses
keep you fringers crossed
keep your chin up
keep your eye on the ball
keep your eyes open
keep your eyes peeled
keep your fingers crossed
keep your hair on
keep your mouth shut
keep your mouth shut and your eyes open
keep your nose to the grindstone
keep your pants on
keep your powder dry
keep your shirt on
keep your shoulder to the wheel
keep your thoughts to yourself
keeping the world safe for democracy
keeping up with the Jones's
keeping up with the joneses
keeps her cards close to her chest
keeps his cards close to his vest
keeps on ticking
keepy-uppy
kept in the dark
kettle of fish
key player
key point
keynote address
khyber pass
kick 'em when they're down
kick back
kick him the curb
kick him to the curb
kick his lights out
kick it
kick some butt
kick the bucket
kick the habit
kick up the arse
kick up your heels
kick your feet up
kick your heels
kicked into the long grass
kicked out
kid glove treatment
kid in a candy store
kill 'em with kindness i always say
kill two birds with one stone
killing spree
killing time
kilroy was here
kind soul
king of the castle
king of the hill
king's english
king's ransom
kiss and tell
kiss ass
kiss me hardy
kiss my ass
kiss of death
kissing the rose
kit and caboodle
kit and kaboodle
kit and kaboodle the whole
kitchen cabinet
kitten on the keys
knee high
knee trembler
knee-high to a grasshopper
knee-high to a grasshopper to be
knee-jerk reaction
knick-knack
knife through hot butter
knock 'em dead
knock back
knock down
knock his block off
knock it off
knock it out of the park
knock off
knock off work
knock on effect
knock on wood
knock out
knock the cover off the ball
knock your socks off
knock yourself out
knock-off
knocked into a cocked hat
knocked up
knockout blow
know him from adam
know it like the back of my hand
know the ropes
know the score
know what you're talking about
know what's up
know where you stand
know which side your bread is buttered on
know which way the wind blows
know your onions
knowing is half the battle
knows it chapter and verse
knows which side of her bread is buttered
knuckle down
knuckle sandwich
knuckle under
kodak moment