<main class="container">
  <section class="effect effect-a">
    <h1 class="effect__heading">“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” </h1>
    <h2 class="effect__subheading">Terry Pratchett</h2>
  </section>
  
  <section class="effect effect-b">
    <h1 class="effect__heading">“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” </h1>
    <h2 class="effect__subheading"> Neil Gaiman</h2>
  </section>
  
  <section class="effect effect-c">
    <h1 class="effect__heading">“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” </h1>
    <h2 class="effect__subheading">Haruki Murakami</h2>
  </section>
  
  <section class="effect effect-d">
    <h1 class="effect__heading">“That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”</h1>
    <h2 class="effect__subheading">Arundhati Roy</h2>
  </section>
</main>
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.container {
  font-family: 'Yrsa', Times New Roman, serif;
  width: 100vw;
  height: 100vh;
  display: grid;
  grid-template: 1fr 1fr / 1fr 1fr;
  grid-gap: 10px;
  background: #ddd;
}

.effect {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 1em;
  cursor: pointer;

  &__heading {
    font-size: 1.5em;
    line-height: 1.2;
    position: relative;
    z-index: 2;

    &:after {
      content: '';
      position: absolute;
    }
  }

  &__subheading {
    font-family: 'Hindi', Avenir, sans-serif;
    font-size: 1.2em;
    line-height: 2;
    letter-spacing: 0.04em;
  }
}

.effect-a {
  opacity: 0.5;
  transition: opacity 0.3s $easing;

  .effect__heading:after {
    opacity: 0;
    bottom: 2px;
    left: 0;
    height: 10px;
    width: 100%;
    background: #000;
    z-index: -1;
    transform-origin: 0% 50%;
    transform: scaleX(0);
    transition: transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  .effect__subheading {
    opacity: 0;
    transform: translateX(-50%);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  &:hover {
    opacity: 1;

    .effect__heading:after {
      opacity: 0.1;
      transform: scaleX(1);
    }
    .effect__subheading {
      transform: translateX(0%);
      opacity: 1;
    }
  }
}

.effect-b {
  opacity: 0.5;
  transition: opacity 0.3s $easing;

  .effect__heading:after {
    opacity: 0;
    content: '⎕';
    font-size: 15em;
    line-height: 1;
    top: 100%;
    left: 50%;
    transform-orign: 50% 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%) scale(0.8) rotate(45deg);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  .effect__subheading {
    opacity: 0;
    transform: scale(0.8) rotate(25deg);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  &:hover {
    opacity: 1;
    .effect__subheading {
      transform: scale(1) rotate(0deg);
      opacity: 1;
    }
    .effect__heading:after {
      opacity: 0.1;
      transform: translate(-50%, -50%) scaleX(1) rotate(0deg);
    }
  }
}

.effect-c {
  opacity: 0.5;
  transition: opacity 0.3s $easing;

  .effect__heading:after {
    opacity: 0;
    content: '⎦';
    font-size: 4em;
    line-height: 1;
    top: calc(100% + 20px);
    left: calc(100% + 20px);
    transform: translate(-50%, 50%) scale(0.8);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  .effect__heading:before {
    position: absolute;
    opacity: 0;
    content: '⎡';
    font-size: 4em;
    line-height: 1;
    top: 20px;
    left: -20px;
    transform: translate(-50%, -150%) scale(0.8);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  .effect__subheading {
    opacity: 0;
    transform: translateY(100%);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  &:hover {
    opacity: 1;
    .effect__subheading {
      transform: translateY(0);
      opacity: 1;
    }
    .effect__heading:after, .effect__heading:before {
      opacity: 0.1;
      transform: translate(-50%, -50%) scale(1);
    }
  }
}

.effect-d {
  opacity: 0.5;
  transition: opacity 0.3s $easing;

  .effect__heading:after {
    opacity: 0;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    height: 40px;
    width: 50%;
    background: #000;
    z-index: -1;
    transform-origin: 50% 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%) rotate(45deg) scaleX(0);
    transition: transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  .effect__subheading {
    opacity: 0;
    transform: translate(-10px, -10px);
    transition: opacity 0.5s $easing, transform 0.5s $easing;
  }

  &:hover {
    opacity: 1;

    .effect__heading:after {
      opacity: 0.1;
      transform: translate(-50%, -50%) rotate(45deg) scaleX(1);
    }
    .effect__subheading {
      transform: translate(0, 0);
      opacity: 1;
    }
  }
}
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External CSS

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