A simile is a comparison of two objects using like or as.This scene shows when Rainsford and Whitney are talking when Rainsford says, "Ugh! It's like moist black velvet."
Foreshadowing is a hint to future events.In this scene, Whitney is hinting to the future events by saying, "What I felt was a- a mental chill; a sort of dread." This shows he is hinting to what Rainsford will have to go through.
Personification is when a non human object was given human characteristics.In this scene, Rainsford falls off the yacht. The yacht was given human characteristics when the story said, "...but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face."