If I copy prose, is it Plagiarism? I don't mean a whole paragraph, but a simple description. "The edge of a colossal jungle, so dark green as to be almost black, fringed with white surf, ran straight, like a ruled line, far, far away along a blue sea whose glitter was blurred by a creeping mist." -(Conrad, Heart Of Darkness) Or a random version I just typed -"The edge of a colossal jungle, so dark green as to be almost black, melted into fresh asphalt, enclosed the highway, and ran, far, far away into the distance were their darkness blurred." What do you think? Is their some room for such theft?