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Should the [1984] tag be changed?

Sounds like a good time for a tag synonym. I'd recommend making the nineteen-eighty-four tag and then getting the CMs to make 1984 a synonym. That way, if anyone tries to use just "1984", it will ...
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Should we merge and synonymise [history] and [history-of]?

The history tag was only used on one question, which I've now retagged history-of, thus essentially accomplishing a merge. There's no point in synonymising these two tags, since typing history into ...
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Can we make [moral] a synonym of [morality]?

No. As @kristan mentioned in the comments, these are not the same thing. A moral is a lesson that can be learned from the story. Morality is a concept about differentiating between right and wrong. So,...
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Is it worth changing [song-lyrics] to [lyrics]?

I was going to say "make it so", but then thought about it a bit more ... We don't lose anything by having a slightly longer tag name. You might argue that it's redundant, but while small ...
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Is it worth changing [song-lyrics] to [lyrics]?

Nah. It may be slightly redundant, but if someone types 'song' into the tag spot, they should have the right tag come up. The easier it is to find the correct tag, the better. We want to make the ...
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Tag synonym request: [one-100-years-of-solitude] and [100-years-of-solitude]

100-years-of-solitude seems like the right name to me. one-100-years-of-solitude is just wrong: the title of the book is not One One Hundred Years of Solitude. one-hundred-years-of-solitude is not ...
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Do we need an [authors] tag? (And if so, can [writers] be a synonym?)

I'd say we give authors the axe. It serves no purpose because as you stated in the question, individual author-specific tags exist to categorize questions by the author of the work being discussed. ...
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Can [on-topic] and [scope] be merged and synonymised?

Done. Thanks @Robert!
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Tag synonym request: lord-of-the-rings -> the-lord-of-the-rings

I mod-renamed the lord-of-the-rings tags to the-lord-of-the-rings. But a tag synonym isn't necessary here. This is a short-term problem because the reputation to create new tags is lowered to private-...
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Tag synonym request: lord-of-the-rings -> the-lord-of-the-rings

Yes we should and now we have question with both the tags too. But it's better to keep the-lord-of-the-rings as the primary tag as it's part of official name too.
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Rename [hitchhikers-guide-galaxy] to [the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy]

status-completed - I've renamed it to the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, in accordance with Tag name conventions: to the or not to the?.
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The tag [the-dark-tower] is ambiguous

Per my answer here and the following discussion in comments, we should disambiguate the tag by adding the author's name to the tag name. I think that a single book tag should refer only to a single ...
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Should we rename [bs-johnson] as [b-s-johnson]?

Yes, we should rename bs-johnson as b-s-johnson, because that is what we have done with j-k-rowling instead of jk-rowling and george-r-r-martin, instead of george-rr-martin.
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Should we use the [poems] or [poetry] tag, and can we make one a synonym of the other?

The poems tag has been merged into poetry, which is now the only one remaining of the two. As Robert noted in comments, synonymisation isn't an issue because typing poe into the tag box will lead ...
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Scope of 'style' and 'language' tags: retag 'language' question?

My immediate reaction is that language is a terrible name for a tag. Not because the concept of language isn't one we should be discussing here (it is!), or that it doesn't have a clear definition in ...
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Replace [narrator] tag with [point-of-view]?

There is a potential problem I foresee with the 'Point-of-View' tag. You are writing here as a person clearly very knowledgeable about literary terminology and versed in the minutia of the different ...
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Do we need an [authors] tag? (And if so, can [writers] be a synonym?)

I'd say use behind-the-scenes it fits everything that's (properly) tagged with authors and writers. Retag all the fitting questions to that and expand that tag wiki accordingly. I'm opposed to ...
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Should "character-explanation" and "character-analysis" tags be synonyms?

Merging the tags would be much more appropriate than making them synonyms. As already mentioned in comments, this isn't what synonyms are for. Merging tags is a moderator function, wait until we get ...
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