Cliché Quiz Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Definition & ExamplesQuizFlashcardsWorksheets 1. A cliché is: A dead metaphor An overused expression Colloquial language 2. The phrase “All that glitters is not gold” is a cliché because: Shakespeare used it. It has entered everyday vocabulary. It is not a cliché. 3. Clichés should be avoided by writers because: They render the work unoriginal. They make the author look too smart. They are metaphors, so they are difficult to understand. Loading … (Further Reading: Quiz Collection of All Literary Devices) Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.