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A granite peak, 1,141 m (3,743 ft) high, of the Harz Mountains in central Germany. It is the legendary site of the witches' Sabbath on Walpurgis Night.


(German ˈbrɔkən)
(Placename) a mountain in central Germany: the highest peak of the Harz Mountains; important in German folklore. Height: 1142 m (3747 ft). The Brocken Bow or Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric phenomenon in which an observer, when the sun is low, may see his enlarged shadow against the clouds, often surrounded by coloured lights


(ˈbrɒk ən)

a mountain in N central Germany: the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. 3745 ft. (1140 m).
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The Brocken spectre, a natural phenomenon in which the interplay of a sinking sun and a misty atmosphere create a "natural magic lantern" projecting a giant shadow onto the mist, was commonly viewed by Romantic writers as an analogy for the inextricability of perception and artistic creation, and of the self and the external world (223).
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