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The usage of 'otherwise'

Normally, otherwise introduces a result when something with a "positive spin" is reversed: Study hard positive spin for that exam; otherwise you won't do well. It sounds a little odd when ...
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Why is there no signpost?

Conjunctions connect two clauses within the same sentence. The two sections that you refer to are separated by a full stop: that means that they are both sentences, so no conjunction is required. Some ...
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"Death and morality" or "Death and immortality"

The comments suggest you have misquoted the Emily Dickinson article. But putting that aside, you are also wrong about the use of and. It does not have to connect "two items of equal value." ...
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"Death and morality" or "Death and immortality"

death and morality is not a meaningless combination in cultures whose religions are concerned with eschatology. death and mortality is pleonastic but that doesn't make it ungrammatical or impossible. ...
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"Death and morality" or "Death and immortality"

As Peter said in his answer, similarity in meanings of two nouns isn’t a requisite for connections of the nouns. On the use of ‘death’ and ‘morality’ together, there are some matches in Google Books ...
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Why is there no signpost?

As many comments and the answer have pointed out, these so-called "signposts" are optional. But I think you've also misread the intent of the passage. I can see how it's easy to see a ...
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