Tarlac Dike

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Two or more words which have the same initial sound.


A partial rhyme which has the same internal vowel sounds amongst different words.


A comparison which does not use the words like or as.


Words that sound like their meaning. For example, buzz, moo, pow.


The repetition of the same word throughout the poem to emphasize significance.


The repetition of sounds within different words, either end sound, middle or beginning.


The flow of words within each meter and stanza.


A comparison using the words like or as.


The way the poem is written. Free-style, ballad, haiku, etc. Includes length of meters, number of stanzas along with rhyme techniques and rhythm.


Something that represents something else through association, resemblance or convention


The message, point of view and idea of the poem.

What causes earthquakes?

    The short answer is that earthquakes are caused by faulting, a sudden lateral or vertical movement of rock along a rupture (break) surface.

    Here's the longer answer: The surface of the Earth is in continuous slow motion. This is plate tectonics--the motion of immense rigid plates at the surface of the Earth in response to flow of rock within the Earth. The plates cover the entire surface of the globe. Since they are all moving they rub against each other in some places (like the San Andreas Fault in California), sink beneath each other in others (like the Peru-Chile Trench along the western border of South America), or spread apart from each other (like the Mid-Atlantic Ridge). At such places the motion isn't smooth--the plates are stuck together at the edges but the rest of each plate is continuing to move, so the rocks along the edges are distorted (what we call "strain"). As the motion continues, the strain builds up to the point where the rock cannot withstand any more bending. With a lurch, the rock breaks...