come alive

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Verb1.come alive - stop sleepingcome alive - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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If I have seeds and can make flowers grow the garden won't be dead at all--it will come alive."
In the story, the hero of the battle of Cowpens, which took place on January 17, 1781, is allowed to come alive and talk with Heidi because of a wish she makes with the aid of a magic yellow balloon.
"Alive" in one sense, for Christ is in fact dead, though the poet alludes to his resurrection, or the moment when he will come alive and "awaken." Strozzi's poem is deeply theological, to be sure, but it is also Ovidian in its weaving together the dead stone's coming alive with the eventual resurrection of its subject.