“he plants a friend of sun and sky”. Which figure of speech is used here?

“he plants a friend of sun and sky”. Which figure of speech is used here?

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  1. In the line “he plants a friend of sun and sky” the figure of speech used is Metonymy. Metonymy is a literary device that replaces the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated. By “he plants a friend of sun and sky”, the poet means that when plants grow, they become friends of sun and sky i.e. they convert sunlight into food and also help in rain.

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