The article is about problem of expressing verbal expression in the texts essay of Yu Kobyletskyi. Purpose. identify and describe stylistic expressive units used by the author of collections of essays. Methods: descriptive (inventory and describe linguistic units on stylistic grounds), semantic analysis, which found existing between the expressive language units communications system, and especially the tropics inherent essay texts of Yu. Kobyletskyi. Results. Essays of Yuriy Kobyletsky is kind of an attempt to prove that Ukrainian culture even in all the Soviet space was represented by true masters of high art. The most common means of verbal expression in the text of Yu. Kobyletskyi essay, reflecting individual artist's worldview, there are stylistic tropes and figures: metaphor, personification, simile, antithesis, adjectives, hyperbole, litotes, allusions, combining different styles vocabulary that help tie together and convey to the audience seemingly contradictory events and phenomena witnessed was an outstanding scholar and writer.