In all three of these stories, Penelope is not dead in Dorothy Parker's poem. In the other two Riffs, she died. Only Dorothy Parker's poem. Only the tone of the poem is not sad. The other two riffs were sad. (In No Man's Wife, I'm very touched by what Odysseus says to Penelope." I think No Man's Wife and Penelope's Elegy as a whole techniques, plots, and themes are very similar, not different. I liked the three riffs very much.