I think that this poem is interesting, and it uses history in a unique way. The imagery
of war is juxtaposed with the sounds of the poem. You do have to have a background in understanding the events described. I think the poem would make a great supplement to a history lesson on Roosevelt. The poem does not stay in that period. It looks back on Roosevelt at first, and then brings us to reality at the end, and what really happened in Roosevelt's wake.