Aim is to describe the features of the expression of opinion in analytical articles on politics. Methodology. The language and the arrangement of the text main components expressing opinion, were analyzed, the interaction of sentiment and counterfactual values, characteristics of referring to someone else’s opinion have been considered, as well as the way to find the author’s opinion using the words that are rare for a collection of documents. Results. Identification of lexical and grammatical features used to express opinion in political media discourse. Research implications. Suggestions for using these characteristics in identifying opinions.