“Milord has his eyrie high above the house, a small, stifling, darkened room; he keeps the shutters locked at noon.”
What I like about this sentence:
- The differences between house and eyrie, height and remove, accentuates milord versus those beneath him in rank.
- The differences between dark and light, the closed in room and the view it is necessarily cut off from.
- The assonance rhyme of the two main clauses.
My brother parks his van out by the soybean fields, a windowless relic of one night stands and rust; he keeps the stereo up full blast.