Essay on Jetliner by Naoshi Koriyama

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“Jetliner”

Now he takes his mark
At the farthest end of the runway
Looking straight ahead, eager, intense
With his sharp eyes shining

He takes a deep, deep breath
With his powerful lungs
Expanding his massive chest
His burning heart beating like thunders

Then… after a few… tense moments… of pondering
He roars at his utmost
And slowly beings to job
Kicking the dark earth hard
And now he begins to run
Kicking the dark earth harder
Then he dashes, dashes like mad, like mad
Howling, shouting, screaming, and roaring

Then with a most violent kick
He shakes off the earth’s pull
Softly lifting himself into the air
Soaring higher and higher and higher still
Piercing the sea of clouds
Up into the chandelier of stars

-Naoshi Koriyama
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The Jet sits waiting on the end of the runway, waiting for clearance to take off. The pilots wait and follow through their routine last minute pre-flight checks. The plane sits, ready to take off and begin its flight.
Naoshi Koriyama alternates between his descriptions of a Man waiting to run to a Plane waiting to take off, but never fully describes the runner as a Jetliner. Each individual line can be taken for face value or as a metaphor for a massive Jetliner. The word runway creates the sense of flight, for describing the area a long jumper needs to accelerate to jump into the air, and the stretch of pavement used for a Jetliner to reach a speed fast enough to rise into the air. But in using a word that could be thought of in both contexts, it reassures the author’s idea of comparing two very different things.

He takes a deep, deep breath
With his powerful lungs
Expanding his massive chest
His burning heart beating like thunders

This stanza shows the physical reactions before the long jumper takes off running, he begins preparing his body for the run ahead of him, filling his lungs with air and getting his heartbeat up.
The Jet begins to start its’ engines and get enough thrust to dart to the end of the runway in time to take off

Then… after a few… tense moments… of pondering
He roars at his utmost
And slowly beings to job
Kicking the dark earth hard
And now he begins to run
Kicking the dark earth harder
Then
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