The first pattern, which I had been somewhat aware of but hadn't given much thought, is the five step process that is followed on almost every day of creation (Just in case you are curious, I believe creation occurred in 6 literal 24 hour days. If that labels me a fundamentalist, then so be it).
The five step process goes like this:
1. The announcement - "God said..."
2. The command - "Let there be..."
3. The report - "and it was so."
4. The evaluation - "God saw that it was good."
5. The placement in time - "the evening and the morning, ____ day."
The second pattern, of which I was not aware, is how God first creates locations or spaces on days 1-3 and then fills them up on days 4-6.
Day 1 - God creates light.
Day 2 - God separates the sky from the seas.
Day 3 - God creates land and plant life.
Day 4 - God fills the light with the sun, moon, and stars.
Day 5 - God fills the sky with birds and the seas with sea creatures.
Day 6 - God fills the land with first animals and then humans.
These patterns indicate that God was intimately involved with His perfect creation. There is no suggestion of either a "Big Bang" or any sort of evolutionary process. It seems that the author (probably Moses) went out of his way to emphasize God's active role in even the details of creation. This account portrays God as an artist bringing about a masterpiece. Of course, a human artist can't do it ex nihilo like God did.
What an amazing God we serve!
On a related topic, below is my Genesis 1:1 sermon on Wordle.