起承転結 (Kishōtenketsu) is a 4-act plot structure

Unlike the three-act plot structure, 起承転結 (Kishōtenketsu) divides a story into four acts or parts. It's very common in Asian storytelling.

The acts are the following:

This structure is used not only in literature, but in films, comics, etc. An example is 四コマ (Yonkoma) manga, which is a comic strip that uses four panels.

An example of 起承転結 is the film 君の名は (Your Name), by Makoto Shinkai:

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