They could be:
Raising the stakes.
Tension and release.
Want, obstacle, action, response, outcome.
“No, and,” “yes, but.” Or “no, but,” “yes, and.”
Treating it like an essay and developing an argument.
Treating it like a song and playing with tone and mood.
Resisting a pattern as best as you can.
Or a dozen other ones.
There are plenty of ways you can experiment. None of them is the singular, correct path.
The goal is to choose one for your story and have fun.