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Question of the Day: English Language Proficiency Test

"His right name was Frank X. Farrell, and I guess the X stood for 'Excuse me.' Because he never pulled a play, good or bad, on or off the field, without apologizin' for it. 

'Alibi Ike' was the name Carey wished on him the first day he reported down South, O' course we all cut out the 'Alibi' part of it right away for the fear he would overhear it and bust somebody. But we called him 'Ike' right to his face and the rest of it was understood by everybody on the club except Ike himself."

Adapted from "Alibi Ike" by Ring Lardner (1915)

This passage indicates that the characters and the reader know something about "Alibi Ike" that "Alibi Ike" does not know. We know his whole nickname whereas he only knows the second half. 

Which type of rhetorical device is this? 

Dramatic cacophony 

Dramatic irony

Anachronism 

Situational irony 

Onomatopoeia

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