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_refugee_  ·  2211 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All Beach Poems Are Not The Same Beach Poem

I'm aware. It's a quote; it's not my own original phrase, which is why...it's in quotes. In fact, my poem that uses the quote begins;

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  Mermaids don't use combs.
  They comb their hair with cuttlefish bones
  except that everyone knows how cuttlefish
  are cartilaginous
Here, the italics indicate that it's a quote. We format slightly different in poetry sometimes. I guess quotation marks may be something your discipline doesn't cover, but I assure you, the Purdue OWL does. Thanks for the attempt though.

Edit: And if you're about to tell me that they do have a "bone," yes, I'm aware. Please just don't.